This was a relief. Being freed from editing my poetry book to respond to today’s prompt; to write about this very moment. Now, what to write?….ok, I’ve got it. I can’t hold onto time- not the present or the past. The future’s out of reach anyway… what to do?

No longer do I try to grab each moment by its coat-tails

I’ll only watch as each swims up to me, teases me and flits away

No longer do I ache for moments that have slipped past

Nor do I linger over what could’ve been

Now, I savour each moment that marches by

I’ve learned to use these moments…..

to ignore my shadows…. but keep chasing my dreams

I’ve learned to respect these moments

…they simply allow me to be me


©Vivian Zems

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