Facing

Riding backward on a train,
you survey the disappearing;
you're sure where you've been and
have faith you will arrive;
traveling forward, you think
you know where you're heading,
but can't explore what you've missed;
which way should you face?
oh to be a god like Janus,
see where you're going
and not lose where you were!

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