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time's waltz

time's waltz

hourglass

beach sand

trickling

trickling

like falling off a cliff

the tiny grains scream the loss

of time

ticking

 

they used to live under rough, tan feet

swept in and out by turquoise cascades

violent some days

gentle waltzes others

the sand dances a swing with the long

graceful waves dressed in blue evening gowns

take me to the prom and sweep me off my feet

bare or heel-clad

 

wait, that was years ago.

 

sand reminds me

the times on the beach

panama

orlando

california

but the sharks

ooh

terrified my little sister Rosie

1939

fascinated my little daughter Susie

1961

 

even the memories fade

while I watch the sand

trickle

trickle

trick

allusion

 

I lost the years watching the sand

dri p

dro p

dro p

drown

 

wait

 

I’m not ready

 

hourglass, turn back over

or even empty yourself

send the sand back to its home

by the sea

where it happily dances

where it belongs

I belong here

 

then fill yourself back up with fresh young sand

ready to begin

trickling

trickling

all over again

for me

 

sand

so helpless

carried from place

to place

without a fight

but they don't mind

why does no one mind

am I the only one screaming

save me

 

sand

love me

join me

in the smallest corners of my car

in my washing machine

remaining

never fully disappearing from my favorite sandals

so shouldn’t I remain

terrified

to disappear

so much to lose

 

fear

overtaking

of the hourglass

trickling

ticking

the water creeps

claws at my feet

the sand can’t steady me

unresisting, it is pulled back out into the depths

 

help

Fire

Fire