Ben Kaufman

The Future

Each step could be another,
alone or with each other.
Where my future stands
I alone cannot command.
To step upon a butterfly,
how could this change a life?

Each word thatís put upon this page
could create thought and start to engage.
so it would be "deep" enough to analyze,
in the view of other peopleís eyes.

each word thatís put upon this page
could never make it past this stage.
The draft crumpled up and thrown away;
the words never to see the light of day.

each word thatís put upon this page
could reach someone who's unable to gauge
the value of his or her own life
so they quietly end it with the flash of a knife.

each word thatís put upon this page
could spark intense and burning rage.
An oracle can create insanity in souls
because man fears what the future may hold.

Each step could be another,
alone or with each other.
Where my future stands
I alone cannot command.
To step upon a butterfly
is to watch the world die.




[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2013 EDITION]


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