26 December 2010

Pay The Piper



Write the date in the journal
then stop and stare
five days left
to assimilate some of it again
before it's gone forever.

Five days only
to gather wasted time
dormant unspoken words
insouciant I-love-yous
semi-shattered dreams
sleepless nights
forgotten faces
and the misguided power
of irrational fear and doubt.

Turn it all back into life
in five short days
or on the sixth
pay the piper
and lose it for all time.

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