Thursday, August 02, 2012


Childhood took ten minutes
stretched maybe to a quarter hour;
being a teenager, for what it was worth,
was over in five.

Waiting for my wife to
turn up in my life was
a bit of a haul:
all of thirty seconds.

We had children,
one two three four five
in a flash: grown, gone.

I lie dying.
I wonder.
How come life took
less than half an hour?  
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