Posted by: Reader Submission ,Why is the future so often portrayed as dystopian? Coming down after years of riding the veils Between the reality in the fractional dimensions of the mind. You and I, whether we know it or not: Still trapped within childhood’s spells. Wrapped up in the distractions from matters at hand To feel the cosmic breeze and weightlessness of pretense. To come down from this among people who are now much Older than you remembered; expected: brings one lone tear to your eye. _______________________________________________________________ I lived in Louisiana all my life. I attended Caddo Magnet High School where I graduated in 1988. In 1995, I completed a bachelor’s of science degree at LSUS in psychology. Since then I have written a lot of poetry about the quest for culture, wisdom and perseverance in this rapidly changing world. I have found these qualities in places I would have never expected. Lately I have been collecting my new ideas like a paleontologist digging for exotic fossils. I really enjoy writing compressed poetry through which I hope the reader gets the most out of every word of the composition. I do a lot of walks, and enjoy listening to many different kinds of music, especially jazz and electronic sounds. Walking around gives me the peace of mind to think out new poetic strategies. My smart phone is indispensable in recording these new ideas before I forget them.