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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!