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Life Unfinished

Published by DOREEN B. | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:39 AM


Shoot. I am there: 141 words


Where does it go
The days?
They roll inexorably forward
Warmly welcoming the sun
And bidding good night to the moon.

Where does it go
The weeks?
When smiles are brightest on Friday
Then turns 180 degrees
The following Monday.

Where does it go
The months?
When lush green transitions
To fallen browns and curled yellows
Soon coated with a thick winter's frost.

Where does it go
The years?
When the silky smoothness
Of a newborn’s skin
Grows to receive the creases
That smooth only to the gnarl
Of disfiguring joints.

Where are we now
As we near our life's spectrum?
The blend of days
Months and years bringing pause
Heaving deep sighs
Shutting out the spin of the world
Behind weary eyelids.

We are here.
We have arrived
Reviewing life's itinerary
Our memories tracing
What we have yet to finish.



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