Monday, August 06, 2007

Time's up!

Just a second late
Lifelong dreams
Crash. Runner's last dash.

Just a minute late
Lovers wait
Helpless at bus stops...

Another hour late
Weather gods
Rejoice: "Flight Delay!"

Another day late
More fines paid
By hook or crook, books!

Another week late
Becomes motherhood

Another month late
The landlord
Has waited enough.

Just a quarter late
Patience has run out.

A slow year later
Nothing much
Has changed in his life.

Another decade
Filled with Years,
Months, Weeks, maybe Days.

(But no Second chances)