“The Past is the Present” by Marianne Moore

Revived bitterness
is unnecessary unless
One is ignorant.

To-morrow will be
Yesterday unless you say the
Days of the week back-

Ward. Last weeks’ circus
Overflow frames an old grudge. Thus:
When you attempt to

Force the doors and come
At the cause of the shouts, you thumb
A brass nailed echo.

I love the zen contemplation in this poem. Great to remind us to live in the moment.

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