Todd and the Time Machine

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Todd and the Time Machine

I
Todd’s time machine
has three settings:
time was
time is
time will be.

II
Sometimes
the time travel sickness
hits him
like a five alarm flu.

III
Returning through the time hail,
through the accelerating centuries
he hears his wife yell
from the ever present
from the basement stairs:
I’m turning off that bloody time machine
your dinner’s getting cold!

This was originally written as a response to a  dVerse prompt “Time and What if”.

39 thoughts on “Todd and the Time Machine

  1. Steve Simpson

    Haha, I love your basement time machine, Jim. At Christmas, the Buddha told me, forget the past — it can’t be changed; forget the future — it’s unknowable; and forget the present — I didn’t get you one. I apologise, and doubly if you already read that one. It seemed apropos.

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