FRIDAY 30th APRIL 2021 ~ FLASH FICTION ~ POETRY
PROMPT ~ Astonish
By John Yeo
If I were able to see into the future,
When and how I would pass away.
Would I be able to alter the outcome?
Take steps to alter the finality
Of my death or a long drawn out illness.
Would the future astonish me?
Would I be able to be somewhere else?
Somewhere I wasn’t supposed to be?
Would I then be responsible
For altering lives that depended on me?
If I were able to alter the future
Would the outcome astonish me?
If I could see life after death
Where I will be going when I die
Would I be tempted to get there fast?
End this life to enjoy the next?
If I were able to control the future
Would the finality astonish me?
Perhaps it is better to be as I am,
A blind clairvoyant, wishing the future
To be, the way I would like it to be.
In total ignorance of the final reality.
Perhaps it is better to be free
Of alternatives that would astonish me.
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