Dikt från Steven Taylor

Renew Magazine kommer från och med nu att presentera en dikt eller ett citat varje månad. De kommer att handla om konsten att vara människa,  allt det fantastiska, men också det svåra och ibland tunga.

Vi börjar med en dikt, som är skriven av författaren och psykologen Steven Taylor.


Forget the past

It’s just a dream you keep alive by dreaming

A balloon that wants to hit the ground and burst

But which you keep afloat by thinking.


The past is only a tail

You keep dragging behind you

Collecting dust and dirt

Until it’s so heavy with bitterness and regret

It stops you moving forward.


You don’t have to sit there and watch

While the scenes of your past play back

The tragi-comedy of your life

Simmering with hurt and envy 

Shuddering with embarrassment

Stabbing yourself with pangs of regret.


There is no past  

There are only memories of events

And every memory is refracted through 

A hall of mental mirrors

Until whatever once was true 

Dissipates and disappears

Like vapour trails fading in the sky.


So cut the tail, and cut the tale

Turn the mental projector off

Don’t strain your eyes trying to see through the fog

When the panorama of the present stretches 

Clear and bright around you.


Steven Taylor


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Åsa-Mia Fellinger, fellinger@renewmag.se