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Our One True Place in Time

by J. B. Hogan


Like explorers of old, we search
through mists of time and place,
sometimes with guide, sometimes without,
seeking our place, our hazy goal,
trying this path, then that,
shifting direction as needed, as required,
climbing here, falling there,
hoping elusive success is
just around the next corner
just beyond the next fog bank,
that low lying clouds may lift,
revealing the blue, bright sky
at journey’s completion,
when at last is found, revealed,
our one true place in time.


© 2024 J. B. Hogan

J. B. Hogan is a poet, fiction writer, and local historian. He has been published in a number of journals including the Blue Lake Review, Crack the Spine, Copperfield Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Well Read Magazine, and Aphelion. His twelve books include Bar Harbor, Mexican Skies, Living Behind Time, Losing Cotton, The Apostate and, most recently, Forgotten Fayetteville and Washington County (local history). He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Find more by J. B. Hogan in the Author Index.