Remember when Facebook used to make you update your status like this: “Jonathan is . . .” And you had to fill in the blank? It was pretty frustrating if you wanted to share anything in any tense other than the present. I tried to find creative ways around it, such as this gem I just came across.
Jonathan V. Rarick
is looking in a critical way
at Hitler’s rhetoric.
How else shall I spend a Saturday?
Yet somewhere in the distance,
I hear memories of warmer days passed
Full of disc golf, for instance,
The sound of Joy as my friends laughed.
These are memories of a time so innocent,
A time when I was still young,
But the moment’s passed, I see this instant
And the man that I have become.
I long for my childhood,
A time lost in the ebb and flow.
I was rushed into adulthood,
“Oh where did the time go?”
It’s only been a few months
If you’re looking at the calendar,
But if you’re looking at me,
It’s been years
And you won’t recognize me anymore
Just like you never knew me before.