Sunday, February 18, 2024

No One Expects the Past

People in the distant past,
As humans count, wrote down things
About omens, auguries,

Divinations, their futures
Lying in the laps of gods,
Often when telling stories

Of events deep in their pasts,
And now what they wrote about
And what they wrote about it

Are likewise deep in your past,
And you probably don’t think
Much about their futures now,

All the omens that didn’t
Anticipate anything
Like the past you’re living in.

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