I scrutinize the face of the future,
But find no trace of knowledge in his eyes,
Nothing but a blank look that stirs my thoughts.
My mind winds forward: People spring to life,
Places appear, scenes immerge—my story
Evolves into a perfect narrative
In a beautiful world where hope glistens
like dew on the grass, and victory shoots
Like rays of sun eclipsing a storm cloud.
I love to explore this place with its wealth
Of beauty, love, and laughter gathered from
The farthest corners of a lifetime. But
When reality calls me back from my
World of dreams, the suspense of not knowing
What will happen almost suffocates me.
So I ask the future what he’s hiding.
He holds his tongue, but his twinkling eyes say,
“Wait and see.”