The story

The story is writing itself,
in real time
Nothing 
can be expected
of it

It drags the past
behind it
History ripples
future's wake

Did you ever do 
what the teacher said
you shouldn't?
Light the magnesium
and stare

Blinded for a moment
by your own stupidity
you finally see

The wisdom
of experience
The experience 
of wisdom

still,

most,
of what happens,
surprises

Ann-Patrice Hickey