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Soon the present will arrive

at the end of its long voyage

from the Future-Past to Now

weary of the endless nights in cheap motels

in distant nebulae

Will the usual host

of politicians and celebrities

show up for the occasion

or will they huddle out of sight

in confusion and fear


Michael Palmer

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