just now/right now

some say the present moment
is about three seconds long

while others think it is just
over zero seconds long

and still others think the present
moment is a little story our brain
tells itself so we can survive

because taking in too much
information at once would cause
a panic

but with an ultra-memory
and an undiscriminating
set of senses, like jesus,
the present yawns outward

with proper breathing exercises
the octopus stretches its now
just a couple more seconds
into the future, into the past

and the giant tableau of events
(of which the cephalopod is part)
churns like the cylinder in a music box
all its indentations flicking against
the teeth of the steel comb

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