There is a game
To play now and then
It’s called the future
Something blank is all that’s needed
Not even paper
An open book
Or tabletop will do
But keep it empty
Then place a thought inside
And then another
You will lose your way, and that’s all right
You’ve won by then!
Maybe play again
C L Couch
Photo by Wolfgang Rottmann on Unsplash
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
January 14, 2020 at 6:23 pm
There is a sense of hope & newness in this piece. A hope for possibility. And more.
January 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm
Yes, I think so. Thanks, Amanda!
January 15, 2020 at 10:22 pm
January 17, 2020 at 9:48 pm
I love the idea of blank pages in which the future can be written, thought by thought. I agree with Amanda’s words, it’s a very hopeful piece. 🙂
January 20, 2020 at 1:06 am
Thank you, Cathy! I’m happy you appreciate the game, so to speak, and the hope.