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

 

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