Time Chasing

Gas tanks that fall below E

A dying ember’s faint glow

Holding my breath underwater, two minutes and counting

Falling grains of an empty hourglass


Ten miles away, a meeting started minutes ago

Locked doors, closed signs hanging in the window

Running through terminals, airplanes leaving

Standing on a platform, watching your train pull out of the station


I reach out to grab it

To hold and contain it

It eludes me

Running in the distance

Causing me to chase


A marathon’s race impossible to win