5.04.2014

The Blink of an Eye

Our house
will one day
blow into the ocean;
high wires
were rigged to collapse.
One sixtieth
of one minute in a year
representing all millennia
will be lapped by lava,
folded in a cosmic tear
of little consequence.
If we’re barrelling
down extinction,
let’s breathe in this second
and the next
as they pass.

For the first Flash Fiction 55 hosted by Real Toads!

15 comments:

  1. "If we're barreling down extinction" love that... A strong call to not miss a moment we are given

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  2. Grab it while ya can, as Janis sang!

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  3. Love the energy in your words ~ But let me breathe & pause in this second & longer ~

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  4. Yes, lets breathe...and again...each moment.

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  5. Measuring life by the second could be exhausting, but we certainly should give more focus to the present time, and live it.

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  6. Love the lapping lava and cosmic tear--carpe diem, indeed.

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  7. One breath at a time.. life can be like that.. but there are those occasion when we just want to be..

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  8. Your poem very palpably brings out the suddenness of it all. Thanks. K.

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    1. Ps great title and fits so well with rest of poem . K.

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  9. Needed your words like air tonight. Thank you.

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    1. oh you are so very welcome and you are very, very sweet to say so. xoxox!

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