falling forward

Eyes open slowly

On days when

An hour disappears

In the middle of your sleep

Where did the time go?

Nonchalant rehearsals

Preparing you

For that pressing question

Posed at the precipice

Of your temporal journey

If only we were as mindful

As our "smart" devices

That tell us weekly

How much time

We've wasted

Staring into the abyss

We convince ourselves

Had we known better

We would have chosen

Differently

Yet in our delusion

We acquiesce

All too easily

To

One

More

Distraction

It matters not

If it lasts thirty minutes

Or twenty years

Where did the time go?

Eyes open slowly

When you wake to find

Nearly a lifetime vanished

In the middle of your sleep

Krister White