How briefly a day
lasts, unravelling so fast
you can’t keep pace.
You are at the morning
bus stop, wondering
if you definitely
locked the hall door
when, what seems
like seconds later,
sunset struts by
in all its sky-draped
finery, its evening
wear, and you are
unlocking the hall door.
~Dennis O’Driscoll “Time Pieces”
Time slips by faster and faster
like an unravelling spool of thread
fallen to the floor and racing away from me.
If I pull on the end to gather the thread
it leads me on a merry chase
through mornings and evenings
and everything in between.
I wind up missing the journey
when I only focus on what lies ahead,
wishing if I could only slow things down,
I would catch up.
For time has caught up with me,
reminding me once it leaves the spool –
it’s gone forever
and it is up to me to be sewing something
beautiful before it escapes completely.
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