Progress of Existence

time

Written for OctPoWriMo 2016. October 1 prompt is time.

Progress of Existence

From January to July—

so much.

Snow to sun,

cold to heat,

days developing

lengthening,

swings arcing,

innocence

celebrating

Then August,

evenings extended,

toes in sand,

ocean’s ebbs,

receding,

memories fragmented.

September

days shorter still,

moments ago

June

laughed girlishly,

short skirts,

now matronly wool

ankles swollen,

wrinkles elongated:

experience maps.

October,

thoughts

impress age,

body stirs,

desires dance

visions

of running

through leaf-laden

streets strong limbs

unpained,

taut arms

swinging rhythmically.

Dreams of childhood,

romance,

youthful ambitions

transitioning

to adult,

working,

life equates routines

conceals

seconds ticking,

background hums,

tocking

Believed there would be

enough:

time.

 

end 10/1/2016

S. Darlington

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