for everything and everything

for everything you are,
you have not.
for everything you were,
you could not.
for everything you want,
you will not.

your past,
your present,
your future.

you were,
you are,
you will.

I am writing this
to remind myself
I never mattered
except for right now;
as another now advances,
dagger in hand.

I tremble stiff
as the string
on a pendulum.

written on 06/27/2013 by: Matt Kane