Saturday, November 06, 2010

Magpie Tales 39

Making Time

A meager urge to procrastinate
rests below the surface-

I can look the other way
scratch in the gravel
and miss a good part of the day

if I'm lucky, no.
It's like a crime
that never pays.

My great grandfather
in his old age-
the hardening
of arteries years,
would move his pocket watch
backwards or forward
to suit himself.

He could make of time
what he wanted.

Few of us
have that luxury.

2010 © Michael A. Wells – all rights reserved

Magpie Tales 39
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