Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 30, 2019

Daily missive for Tuesday the 30th of July.~by Peter Forster



Daily missive for Tuesday the 30th of July.

Minutes pass slowly
The second hand pausing
Between each beat
Stifling a yawn
Remembering summer
Will it ever arrive
Whole weeks go by
Without registering
An interest
As a day becomes
A year
In the blinking of an indicator
On a passing car
Brim full of children
On a school run
As coffee is sipped
At an unstable table
The sun prickling
The skin on an exposed neck
With little or no sunscreen
Reveries billow
Over distant hills
With the regularity
Of stormy Monday’s
On a northern coastline
Tired heads sink
Into feather down pillows
When the day is done
As if nothing
Has ever happened
Whole lives are lived
One-piece at a time
Bite-sized chunks
Slipping down
Without touching the sides
Only as a few crumbs
Are chased around
An empty plate
Is it realised, too late
The cupboard is bare
With no time to spare
For a restock
Whether life moves
Quickly or runs too slowly
We will never
Stumble upon a proven way
To beat the clock.

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