This Permanent Now

This Permanent Now – Jennifer Crow

Your Grecian urn has broken,
and I have lost my day planner
but the atomic clock
ticking ever closer to doomsday
assures us, with its comforting
monotony, that there is no time
like the present because
there is no time—only decaying
nuclei and dilated dreams,
only an evolution of limbs into wings
and scales into feathers
and passion into slow contentment.
There is no time like the present,
stretched on the rack of relativity
and expanding to fill every moment.


Shy and nocturnal, Jennifer Crow has rarely been photographed in the wild, but it’s rumored that she lives near a waterfall in western New York. You can find her poetry on several websites and in various print magazines including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Uncanny Magazine, and Corvid Queen. In addition, she’s been reading slush for the poetry department of Amazing Stories. Jennifer is always happy to connect with readers on her Facebook author page or on twitter @writerjencrow.