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Temporary Temporal Trouble

I couldn’t find the time

He lost it

An hour here

A few minutes there

She wasted some

And they had plenty

But lost track of it

Minutes seem forever

And years fly by too fast

Winging over every major transitory


It’s been forever

We say

As the clock ticks



We want more at times

And less at others

In all the striving

Rushed and waiting

Circling what’s important

Without touching it

Breathing light and fast

Hurried and worried


The moment crashes into time

We can see it splintering

Fragments of our most important


Sheared off hopes flung far and wide

We let go

We let go

Of what was

Of what might be

This one deep breath


A patient certitude

A tender gratitude


Life is now

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