• Catherine L. Haws

You won’t remember this the same way in 5 years

Dear One,

I can’t say, “In 5 years

You won’t even remember right now.”

Who am I

To predict your future?

A statement like that

Isn’t a line in the sand,

But a stake, pinned down

As a landmark to revisit

Down the road.

What I can say is this,

“You won’t remember

Right now the same way

In 5 years.”

I predict that’s true enough.

Whether you remember it the same

In 5 years or not,

You

Will not be the same.