The Word “Future”

About water at the fall’s edge
nothing is known, current becoming plume
or mist or pounding into earth.

About these fingers tapping out words
nothing is known, their history enfolded in a
brain, the brain unsure.

So what is “future” then? Desire
skittering in our throats.

Guy Ewing apprenticed as a poet in the LINK Poetry Workshop in Toronto in the 1970s.  He is the author of two books of poetry,  Hearing, and answering with music (The Mercury Press, 2009) and Earth Becoming Sky (Teksteditions, 2012), as well as a chapbook, In this light (Puddles of Sky Press, 2016).

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