Steeping in the Same River Twice


United States
36° 1' 44.4756" N, 86° 33' 0.594" W

Is an interesting concept to me
I was me when I was young
But now different words and ideas flow from my tongue.
My name has been Quincy from then to now
But I'm taller, speak wiser, and more frequently ask "how?"

You can't step in the same river twice
Life is chance, like rolling a dice
Chance rarely has the same exact outcome
With age, there's some thing you shy away from.
Little me liked to play with electric outlets
Now I prefer to construct bracelets.

If you think about it, actually
Right now you're the oldest you've ever been
And The youngest you'll get be.
Interesting, isn't it?
And quite scary now that I mention it.

You can never step in the same river twice
Is actually quite wise advice
The river continuously flowing, moving on
Maybe the river is saying that life goes on

Time can't go backwards
That's a common misconception
It can only move forwards
The flow of time is a deception.

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