Collection of the Moments

Stilled washing machine
An eyelash on your skin
The way you can’t sit still and
Rustle your clothes
Tapping fingers on the tabletop

Rental videos sit ready
Counting minutes to
Cold medication and sleep
A cold parking lot
Someone yells
As I take the trash to a broken dumpster

An article about death
And my heart speeds
Anxiety about the end
The fear of missing moments
The conflict of missing forever

The smell of shampoo and mint toothpaste
Freshly laundered sheets
The sound of a lock
A collection of moments

Ways to keep present
An anchor in time
When the expanse of the forever
Threatens the moments

A mug of freshly brewed coffee
The sound of tiny feet
All the space between knowing
And the rest

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