Time Out

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Days are long years,

numbered, getting shorter,

with time,

we must first get baby to take

longer naps,

we must tip-toe on Mars,

slow down near black holes.

Watch the forest

through the trees,

past the trees,

beyond the trees,

ne’er a tree will be

when you dive

off a cliff

and paddle strange stars

with me.

This poem was inspired by:

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB Lists that Google Give us

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

28 thoughts on “Time Out

  1. I love the beauty and creativity in this, specifically in this line:

    “slow down near black holes.”

    There’s just something about that line that makes it equally inviting and consuming. I love it and the figurative imagery you utilize in this poem. Amazing, amazing work.

  2. Hi Trisha. I believe this is the first work from you that I have ever read. But I’m old so I might’ve forgotten. I’m a day late getting around to reading peoples work but I really enjoyed reading your piece here.Love the image and how you use that to drive your poem. Well done. Look forward to reading more of your poetry. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Nice to meet you! I recently discovered dVerse poets pub and am enjoying the prompts. I also hang out on twitter a lot writing little snippets here and there. I will have to check your work out as well!

    1. Thanks! I was actually googling the prompts time and space and it said everything slows down around black holes and I thought there was a good metaphor there! haha So easy to get sucked into darkness these days!

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