rewound world 10: open the curtains of the past

Another beautiful addition to Rewound World, kudos Steve!

inconstant light


Previously on the Rewound World: four travelers searching for a luminous future beyond the apocalypse were dawdling in a café with very little to offer when the bearded waiter announced that he knew all their secrets. The first episode is here.

The waiter tore off his imitation beard
with flair, uncovering a more modest
beard beneath.

Much more will be revealed, he declared.

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let go



i slowly see the changing world

a new norm

where there was calm

a silent storm

the winter whispers

to the sleepy sun

it is time

and time waits for no one

i wake up and dance

to the melody of the rain

washing away

stains of pain

i breathe deeply

embrace the peace in the morning air

let go

as the autumn leaves fall on my hair


Photo by Autumn Mott Rodeheaver on Unsplash

stand still




i stood still

as the dew drop fell

on a blade of grass

that had a lot to tell

about the night before

when it felt so low

a sense of despair

no sense of where to go

about the morning

when the first ray of light

came gently

turning darkness to light

let us stand still

hear our breath

i am grateful for this different kind of love

from the other side of the earth


Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash




it is sunday

a day for blueberry

and crêpe and some whipped cream

a slow day with no worry

watch the graceful sparrows

tap dance

stare at the hues of the rainbow

that proudly enhance

deep blue skies

that let the clouds simply sink in

no questions asked

just believing

the sun that sets will rise

sweet freedom

is worth any price

for one can sleep

with no fear

wake up happy to

“crêpe, dear?”


Photo by Andressa Voltolini on Unsplash

purple mist


as the glaciers burned

and the rivers cried

in the purple mist

is it you who appeared

after walking many miles

you must have a story to tell

talking to the wind

drinking from the wishing well

come with me to the banks of the river

please look away

when i look into your eyes

and the sun sets today

another day

another dream

another lifetime

of not saying what we mean


Photo by Bjørn Tore Økland on Unsplash


Read this poem again today and loved it…so many beautiful lines…”but I know it was something she did to my eyes
to make them see.”

inconstant light


You humans are all alike, no time no time,
no time is beautiful, before birth and after life.

My pancakes are shallow thoughts
stacked in the kitchen,
she adds a little honey.

I’m late for work at the hardware store,
mostly robots looking for spare parts.
They’re not like her.

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the real in the dream




will the job be done

when the moon comes up

or the sun goes down

can’t fully comprehend

as i label


only some are able

one virtue

better than the other

winter harsher

than the cold summer

the white stars wait in the dark

to be understood and be seen

is the real

hidden in the dream

hold my hand

don’t stop me as i wipe your frown

when the moon comes up

and the sun goes down


Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

what stops me



they spoke

i listened

did not understand

chose to be distant

i spoke

they did not listen

chose to hear

the other voice in the distance

alone with millions

never understood

hungry so many

when there is an abundance of food

on one’s own

as the sun descends

close doors

claim no one understands

what stops me

from knocking on your door

be honest

i would like to get to know you more

make art

go on a mountain retreat

disrupt a life of

wash rinse and repeat


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