Past Tense: I heard your meditated ring Engaged the fight with evil. Not outside your personal self yet, are you? Present Calm: Nonexistence is here To pick up my pieces And let the mind nap. Future Spars: It's a surely thing That I'll fight Against rest. Narrow lenses, stop your time. I won't be history Nor will today or tomorrow Land my seas. The balloon trip around the sphere Can be as short as a spin And as long as I can hear. So in addition to seconds and minutes And degrees and miles I trudge Among meals And ligaments To music that plays its fools.