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Transitory

TRANSITORY

You see everything
So differently just now
While in a moment …

The Plan

THE PLAN

One thousand golden days
Ten thousand sparkling thoughts
Spread out here before us
At least that was the plan

Transient: Four By Six

TRANSIENT

Internet advises
Moderate exercise
Keep my ears open though
Death sneaks in on tiptoe

Terminal

TERMINAL

The conductor cries
“End of the line! All change please!”
Passengers wake up
Look round for their possessions
But no pockets in a shroud

Here And Now

HERE AND NOW

There can be a seductive temptation
In placing dreams above real life
Until it too has passed

A Podiatrist Examines Her Life

A PODIATRIST EXAMINES HER LIFE

She sits alone, surrounded
By a molehill of mementoes
Tells herself it’s all good
On a whim paints her toes
To match the passing mood

Fondles cherished footnotes
”Kaloo Kalay no work today”
Life’s far too short for sorrow
It’s here today, they say
And gone tomorrow

The rites – and wrongs – of passage
Are frozen fast in frosted time
They’ve dug in their heels
A comforting nursery rhyme
Today? Future memories. Feels!

Penury

PENURY

We found love’s treasure
Seems we’ve spent it and sadly
All that’s left is change

Lovers And Followers

LOVERS AND FOLLOWERS

People, let me tell you
Can be oh so very fickle
One minute they will “Like” you
Then they leave you, and your ego, in a pickle

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This was inspired by Arjun Sharma’s admirable poem “Where Are My Readers?” which, sadly, is no longer extant.

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