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           I put Leonard Cohen's "The Future" in the tape machine and the soft, melancholic song without words came on and I heard the rush of words that became this poem flooding my mind. I was at the computer as this was happening and so I just "transcribed" the thoughts as they flowed. Most of it came out unaltered in one long blast. The cynicism and dark edges are from me and do not purport to describe ultimate truth. I like it though.

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