David Adès

In the Present

The past keeps surprising me

by knocking at my door unbidden
with its quiver full of arrows

but I know it is the future

that stalks me now
as deadly and indifferent

as all the gods.

David Adès is an Australian poet whose most recent book Afloat in Light is available through UWA Publishing at https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/afloat-in-light.