Friday, April 16, 2010
If time were trapped in a pocket watch
golden timepiece that could be rewound
to a single defining moment
changing the course of an entire lifetime,
Would I go back to that right turn just to go left?
to that yes to shout “No!”?
to that no to whisper “Yes.”?
to take back the dream snatched from my grasp?
to reject what was “just for the best”?
This time-catcher, caressed by patina of time
remains just an ordinary pocket watch
tick-tocking away the moments of my life
metronome to each judgment made in the moment.
I would not go back to turn left simply to do so.
to shout the unpredictable no.
to whisper the unanswerable yes.
to dream a forgotten reverie.
to reject what I could not understand.
I stand in this moment with complete understanding
where I have chosen to be
with a golden pocket watch, lifetime companion,
reminding me, “Make the most of what you are given.”
A piece inspired by Magpie Tales.