Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

"Leaving Behind"

by Donald Falconer

Everything I do
I leave behind.
Every word I speak,
every word I write.
A trail of the past
walking into the future.
I leave behind myself
at each new beginning.
Each moment,
each breath.
I am,
I was.
Here I am now again
and again and again.
I lose myself in the past
leaving myself behind.
Breaking through the future
I pass my head forward.
Leaning back I pause
to take a breath.
To leave myself
behind again.

Added: 15.04.2010