The movie about nostalgia, time travel,
and what looking back to a ‘golden age’
means was charming. Still, nostalgia
robs the best of now, takes away
the present. The present contains
elements of pasts and futures.
It’s not a question of what the future
will bring or of building bridges to the future;
the future is arriving. We can build
better futures and we can build for all.
What we do now is key: the future
arrives on decaying, crumbling bridges too.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
“Bridge Work” is my poem for August 7, 2012 and the postcard poetry project. I used an antique card titled “Canoe and Deception Pass Bridges [Washington].” I mailed the card to Sandra G. of Seattle, Washington.
[Note: just realized I used “presents” in the postcard version (sixth line) when I meant “futures.” A handwritten typographical error!]
Blessings to Sandra G. and all, Andy