Billions of Seconds – August 14, 2019

The summer’s final heat is

Plump and uncomfortable.

Leaving us

Soaked in our own coolness

Distracted and searching…


All of the hours

And minutes spent,

It’s daunting to

Think about the billions of seconds

Thrown over our shoulder.

Left far behind

Each day.

The sweetness shared

With the quick lasting hugs,

The little fires

Extinguished in one moment

No explanations.

Mountains conquered

The firsts, the seconds, and thirds.

The next we remember,

So easily forgotten.

As it is the last.

Billions of seconds piling up

Behind us.


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