April 23, 2009

 

Running Out Of Time

 

“22,000 days,”

they said,

“it’s not alot, it’s all you got,”

they said*,

 

“25,000 days”

he said

elsewhere**

 

both affirm

our time will run out

some moment of some day

will see our final breath

what then with us

 

whither what we are

no more a choice

but a result

 

seconds tick by to death

 

have you chosen well?

 

* Moody Blues, Long Distance Voyager

** Moses, Psalm 90

 

Inspired by “God Help Me” by Rebecca Saint James

from If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something