The Future

arrives earlier every day
so I try to stay young by using a good moisturizer
gravitons can really do a number on your skin

I can’t identify what’s changed
everyone keeps making it new
eternity is boring that way

if I could exceed light speed I could go back and evolve
into something not recognizable as me
I’d still be here for you but different

I mentioned you in my Captain’s Log yesterday
or maybe I didn’t
circling this black hole everything gets erased

Chris Bullard is a native of Jacksonville, FL. He lives in Collingswood, NJ. He received his BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from Wilkes University. Finishing Line Press published his poetry chapbook, Leviathan, in 2016 and Kattywompus Press published High Pulp, a collection of his flash fiction, in 2017. His work has appeared in publications such as 32 Poems, Green Mountains Review, Rattle, Pleiades, River Styx and Nimrod.