The Web Poetry Corner - Philip Claude Andermann - Sorry, I Am Different
Sorry, I Am Different
Philip Claude Andermann
I feel like the future looking backward.
I look farward and see the future.
I thus try to look both ways, but it is sometimes dangerous for me just to cross the street.
Often I am not part of the traffic.
I often feel so different.
Therefore I feel so much for those who are different, I see them through walls.
I would dream of leading the traffic into a different direction.
Should I try to just be a stoplight to prevent accidents?
Sometimes we’d move faster if we just all got out and walked.
Or can I invent something more intelligent than the automobile, preventing climate change,
using the rear view mirror to look within:
both surfing the space and spume beyond our little rock
and finding a reflective jewel in every little rock around,
also looking beyond the walls of our cars
into eyes turning their warning beeps into the most exquisite music -
transforming this mundane self-destructive reality
into dialogue of mutual understanding.
I may look at times like a man immobile talking to himself,
but I am praying to re-invent the present,
starting with myself stepping through the mirror of introspection and compassion,
rippling outward to others to discover how extra-ordinary their ordinariness is,
and that spreading the Word of mutual commitment
can clarify the whole course and effect
and reveal the wings of the future.
I will change
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