Right Now: The Beginning

the new beginning 

has reached its end


new places and faces

are as common as the old 


unfamiliar territory 

now repetitive scenery


with time running its own race

i’ve barely had time to catch up


yesterday still feels like today

and tomorrow is a year away 


but the overwhelming skitter of the shoes

from those always in a hurry


is now one sound

one sound in the back of my mind


no longer a new school

not yet an old one


in-between past and present

it’s time for a new life to begin