but not those who are savvy enough to take a step to the side
and, with a view to the past,
are able to forge ahead with a confidence that as long as we keep trying,
the future will present itself in its time.
We have the images of the tried and true, the simpler times.
While today’s world is in soft focus,
let us go forth in the spirit of progress until the next junction, where then,
we can reassess.