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How quickly the abstract becomes concrete,
A single moment can cleave your life in two,
Slicing it into a before and an after-

Suddenly hypotheticals are no longer hypothetical,
The hazy shapeless vapours of your dreams solidify,
Condensing into shimmering crystals of promise-

Whens and wills replace ifs, woulds and maybes,
Ellipses transform into exclamation marks,
And uncertainty slinks away to make room for anticipation.

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Lauren Phillips is a language teacher and writer with a deep love of words in all their forms. She uses writing to help her process her own tangled thoughts.

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