Tagged: steal

it takes months of work

it takes skills to pick

it takes skills to pick
the pockets of time – you place half
a roll of quarters

on the old time machine, claiming
to have broken the high score

perhaps time does not

perhaps time does not
only steal away our child-
– maybe it is

more sinister, offering
us everything twice-stolen

** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: sinister

line by line, curve by

because we have become

because we have become
one another’s best
references for joy,
love, loss, and pain,
we can make new
discoveries with more
clarity and in half
the time and effort it
would take were
we to go at it
alone. when life
is a big jigsaw, and
time is a toddler caught
stealing pieces, it’s
always better to
have an ally

the sun rose one

the sun rose one
minute earlier today,
birds all at once
silenced, at attention,
except the eastern
towhee, still trying
to steal you away
from home after
all these years