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Matthew Dykeman Hampton Falls New Hampshire

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Nothing Works…
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM

This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things….and, Nothing Special…, available thru, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites…..Also available as an e-book via Try this link: for the full array of options.

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In General Now
  #210 New Today 07:16 PM

I’m supposed to focus
On the moment
Be in the moment
On the NOW –
The ever-present NOW
To see, hear, feel, taste
Just smell this NOW
To just be
But, I don’t want to!
My NOW just sucks
Pain, suffering – no end!
This NOW I just want
To avoid – please!
I have no future
So, I’d prefer to focus
Focus on the past
On the good times
On how we met
How we loved
All the feelings of those NOWS!
Anything to take me from
THIS fucking NOW!
I close my eyes
And go back, way back
Before the pain
Before the screaming
That NOW I can deal with
You take my hand
Brushing away my tears
And walk with me
Holding me, holding me
Tightly to THAT now!

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