mortality-401222_1920Be mindful. Be in the moment. Live only in the present and 

present yourself to the world.

I present myself:

a wonky mouth, a turned-in knee, a painful toe and a few grey hairs

and I like it.

And the books that surround me, piled up on desks, in tubs and in corners like what they see. They like it that one day, not in the present, but in the unknown future; one day, a lone grey hair will mark a present of pages read and pages still to be

consumed. Ideas extracted, words underlined as read; words of the past to be lifted into the present – at some future date.

And, being a being who is present, I hug the past, and embrace the future of myself: words stolen, rehashed and republished; words that make the story that is myself.

Myself in the present, presented and to be presented, is myself liked.



Copyright owned and presented by myself, Jay Cool, March 2019

‘Mortality’ image courtesy of Pixabay.com

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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