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The Time MachineThere is no one so lost
as a traveler
He visits the past
the thickest textbook.
Memorizing facts and
he laughs at unknown characters
tethered to the page.
He swims past the masses--
they could be points on a line
so deep below him,
so far behind him,
their countless little choices
hanging like weightless debris.
Oh,he believes that he understands now.
In abandoning his anchor,
he has become the time machine,
the anomaly that exists whenever,
able to rewind and manipulate the tides,
uninhibited by mountains,shielded from disaster.
He bounds over milestones built beyond his lifetime
but when he arrives,
he takes no pleasure in the sunrise.
He cannot seem to adjust his eyes
to the future.
He doesn't respect momentum or that
generations have carried this island here,
on their backs.
"I can fix this."
because he cannot make permanent
and everything new to him
is something worth reverting.
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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