Ninety Minutes

Posted: August 4, 2017 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, writing
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One hour and thirty minutes
I will be late if not there in
One hour and thirty minutes
But I am in no hurry to burn the time
between now and then
Children are born in that length of time
from no breath and not breathing
to first gasp and first cry.

In that length of time I can sit peacefully
and ride miles high from Chicago to Kansas City
breathing only filtered air
and with window shades pulled
never feel or see a motion
other than a bump from a pocket of air
or a staggering walk to the lavatory.
In that length of time.

I am in no hurry to burn the time
Those ninety invisible minutes
Minutes I must use to wash my body and hair
and shave my creasing face.
For crying out loud..
Husbands and wives are married
in that length of time
in those same damn fleeting minutes
And here I am spending it taking a shower

Important things happen in that relative
but accurate to the second length of time
So I will serve up my own importance
between the now and then
this ninety minutes of life
I may seem late on the time of others
but I wonโ€™t be late on mine.
Those spent ninety minutes of time.

DSS

(This is an old one from a few years ago. Back when I looked at time a little differently but not much. Sorry for the re-blog, but I really am working on something new. I think it will be worth your time. )

 

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Comments
  1. Great poem, DSS!
    I enjoyed rereading it! (Or as Elmer Fudd would say, “Weweeding it!” ๐Ÿ˜› )
    Looking forward to what you will share next!
    How are OC, J, and E doing?!?!
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hope all is well!
    YAY, it’s Friday!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    BTW…Did you see the video I put up for you in my comment section?!?!

    Liked by 1 person

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