NaPoWriMo Day 25

I feel almost giddy with delight that I have made it to the last week!

Today’s prompt (which you can read here) was to write a poem for an occasion. Apparently, they are called occasional poems…

 

Life

Eighteen, twenty-one, the big-five-oh;

a useless count of birthdays, decades;

you can’t fillet those slippery years

into weddings, proms, Bank Holidays.

 

Stop rotating through Wimbledons,

Cup Finals, the National: however grand,

they won’t stop life’s salt-swift flow

through your wide open hand.

 

Count moments instead

if you want to feel it pass.

Be present, stay in time.

Count here. Now. Count this.

 

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