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In Our Time

04Jun2019
POEM
6

someday
with our aching knees
where all the life 
has drained and left us
cold and tired and old
we’re going to tell our kids
that we were so close
to something better than this
hoping that they don’t ask
what we did to try and stop
the things that kept running
in all the wrong directions


6 responses to “In Our Time”

  1. Phew, I feel this anxiety every day. Poetry helps some, but good ole fashion letter writing…or some other meaningful action.

  2. Gaby Bedetti says:

    sometimes it takes our kids (or the thought of our kids) to keep us honest

  3. H.A. Spinelli says:

    “we’re going to tell our kids
    that we were so close
    to something better than this”

    I hear this on repeat. <3

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