Tuesday, February 17, 2015

timeline

by jim rapp

At first he had only
a one-day clock
and when he
thought he was
dying he
begged for
one day more

but he recovered
and soon he
split his day
in half
night and day so
when he was
deathly ill he
asked the doctor
to give him just
one half a day

restored to health
but not content he
split his day again
morning mid-day
evening dusk
mid-night dawn
and as he tossed
in fevered night
he begged to live
till morning

his strength
restored he
set about to
subdivide his
time in hours
minutes
seconds
milliseconds
microseconds
nanoseconds
picoseconds
planks
STOP

adam, where
are you

i am surely at
the brink of death
may i have
just one plank
more of life

that and so
much more,
adam
i have
taken care
of that
have you

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