Past, Present and Future get back together for their weekly lunch.
Present makes the mistake of calling roll. “Past!”
Present: “Very funny.”
Past: “Well, what was I supposed to say?”
Present: “You could have just said, ‘Here.'”
Past: “In just what way would that have been fun, Ekhart Tolle? Besides, you’re the one who is always preaching about being here now.”
Present: “Alright, let’s just move on.”
Past: “I was born ready. By the by, where’s Future?”
Present: “Late, of course. He doesn’t respect anyone else’s schedule. We need to clue him in to the fact that there is no such thing as ‘fashionably late.'”
Past: “And he’s all about fashion. What’s wrong with the clothes of yesteryear?”
Present: “There’s nothing wrong with yesterday’s styles, as long as you wash them occasionally.”
Past: “We can’t always be spring fresh, like you. Oh look, there’s Mr. Tomorrow, now!”
Future: “Don’t start. Let’s order, I have an appointment with a skin specialist after lunch.”
Present: “You’re so vain! Why can’t you just accept yourself as you are?”
Future: “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”
Past: “Did he say that last week?”
Present: “Probably. Does anyone see the waiter? Oh, there he is!”
The waiter approaches the table. His face is a little red. At the top of his forehead, a line of perspiration has begun to form.
Past: “Oh, good. Wait, is that the same water you brought earlier?”
Present: “Leave it alone, Past.”
Past: “The cubes are smaller.”
Future: “Come back in a bit with some fresh water. My friend is a little… (Future makes a circling motion around his ear with his right-index finger). The waiter quickly nods in affirmation.
to be continued…
4 thoughts on “Time Lines cont.”
I think these poems are wicked clever (I like the other recent one you put out too). I got nominated for this thing and I’m supposed to pay it forward, so I’m nominating you too. It’s the Versatile Blogger Award (don’t ask me what it is–I’m really not sure but it sounds like a good time). See more info here http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/about/. Hopefully I did it correctly. Jury’s out.
Thanks Emily! I’m sure there are a lot of bloggers who eschew (nice word, that) these awards. I’m not one of them! I think they’re groovy. Pay attention and see whether anyone else says groovy today. Cheers!
Great! This reminds me of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
Thanks for the complement!