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A Poem by Holly Day

There are things you can do to make time stretch longer

standing on mountaintops, searching for eagles

following the footsteps of a fox through the  snow

pulling weeds out of the garden in search for cherry tomatoes

carefully pulling free an abandoned bird’s nest for contemplative research

listening to the breath of the person sitting silent beside you.

These are all activities that can slow time to a crawl

put weight and breadth on a day, stretch hours like warm taffy.

 

There are things you can do to make time go by quickly.

There are too many things that can make the days fly by

unhindered by importance and reflection. I tell you

we can live forever if we just stop doing these stupid, time-sucking things

but you don’t want to understand.


Vodka Tonics & Rainbows: A Column

Vodka Tonics & Rainbows: A Column

that which is left behind

that which is left behind