Persistence Of Vision

“Then suddenly…it’s over.”
Notifications chime again, again
Insistent inbox
The weight of constant connections
Deadlines slipped off the edge of
Another day

“Then suddenly…it’s over.”
Chest crush squeeze of parenting parents
While tending teenagers
Of being everything to everyone
Yet never quite enough for
Another day

“Then suddenly…it’s over.”
Like a magician’s sleight of hand
The flash on a coin
An image held in the mind but
Already gone from
Another day

“Then suddenly…it’s over,”
I say to a sleepless pillow
Remembering things undone and yet to do
What I wanted versus what I have
Glint of silver hidden
“Another day.”

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