There’s a moment—like this one (a poem)

Now that we have our hour back…

I know how to feel it,
but not how to describe it.

Weightlessness and weight
are not necessarily opposing principles,
which is probably why they don’t
cancel each other out.

And I’m sure it’s why
the room feels so crowded
at certain moments.

I don’t have trouble with moments…

Actually, it’s moments I have
the most trouble with;
days, weeks, months, and years
go by unnoticed.

And unannounced.

Seconds and minutes
I take on a case-by-case basis;
that’s when everything’s changing.

I woke up yesterday
to the white noise of a downpour
playing the roof.

I turned over
and went back to sleep.

(7 November 2021)


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