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LAYERS    by Charles Wehrenberg 1995

          Tomorrow...five hundred generations since the ice
          Ten thousand years
          Language recrystallizing yet again
          Like music over spoken words over TV over the phone on a plane
          Chaos shaded from above and shaped from below
          By a world where quiet must be arranged at the expense of fuel.
          Everywhere others are coming
          Some who say they have been here before
          Layers upon layers, cycles yellow white and brown
          Layers of earth and air and water
          And people leaving masks
          Connecting remember when and tomorrow...the Twenty-first century.

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          Indeed, the past and future seem warp and weft of one tapestry, namely time, making the past a perfect playground for the science fiction mind... or anyone concerned with making sense of time.

          Consider   OZYMANDIAS   by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822):

          I met a traveller from an antique land
          Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
          stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand
          Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
          And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
          Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
          Which yet survive, stamped on those lifeless things,
          The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;
          And on the pedestal these words appear:
          "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
          Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
          Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
          Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
          The lone and level sands stretch far away.



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