A Fluid Forever

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The creeping darkness—really a creepy darkness, and

it smothers my horizon with narrowing view,

pressing smaller and smaller; and I wonder how it happened,

when years that seemed to stretch before me in a flowing forever

now shrink back on themselves,

time compressed in evanescent days.

And my pace seems almost as fast, this running to be productive and survive,

to live purpose, to live meaning, to live obedience;

but my pace is outpacing the sliver of light.

What is beyond this shrinking window,

this forever window

that one day I will skinny through?

Do the praying and hoping moments just stop and does a new now begin?

Or does the now spread wings and seamlessly blend with the eternity I have been living,

a fluid forever?



For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

II Corinthians 5:1

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8 Responses to A Fluid Forever

  1. Hmm, how weird. I had to tweak the post when I realized that all my italicized words were, at least on my screen, disappearing.

  2. Quite like this piece. I was reminded of the title of one of Christian poet Margaret Avison’s collection of poems–“Always Now”.

  3. randallslack says:

    Time is fleeting. Always never enough, and never did I cherish it like I do now. I am ready to depart, for our time is always at hand. Everyday, a gift from God.


  4. Patty says:

    There are many days I am ready to “skinny through” my earthy window, with its view of this disheartening and frightening world I live in. Good thing I don’t have to loose weight in order to get through it. 🙂 I like your play on words.

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