Next Moment

Marie Borroff

 

Tentative, the finger of the mind
Dabbles the water, future. The water wavers,
Assumes all shapes in seeming, but, being water,
Releases all, remains yet undefined;

To the poised finger passive, seems to hold
All possibles as one, alike existent,
Till by time’s chemistry, sudden the present
Locks into crystal, actual and cold.
 


image: Finger Water Liquid Drops Spray Splash, under Creative Commons license.