They told me there would be lots of hurry up and wait…
I brake for the burn and turn
this break in the action is brought to you
by an organism lying dormant for 50 years
biding its time waiting for the moment to strike
Stop. Hold the moment.
The choice to preserve or erase
will still be there when you wake up.
You’re not going to sleep well anyway,
so enjoy the curtains of drowsiness
that bring your lids down through the day.
It’s not forever, you know.
I miss little moments here and there
episodes bleed into news and dreams
following the clock as it jumps around
unable to pay attention to the hour
You need to rest.
What was undone in a matter of weeks
was years in the making.
You’re never going to undo
what’s been done, so don’t even try.
You’ve got a lot of work ahead.
The colour of silence blends in
with its surroundings
until I mistake one for the other
and resolve to get rid of that trailing thought
(19 September 2019)
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