Day 26: Life too Fast

Up early
working through tasks
front end, background
one after another,
worrying about
next connections
or lack of
before lunch on the fly;
   —forgot I swallowed.

Rush through afternoon
cranking out lines,
verses, stories,
missing meeting beating
self-inflicted deadlines;
   —no time to regret relax savor it.

Finally, dinner time,
last written words before
healthy…evening…meal…
nodded before
after-dinner salad.
Five a.m.
Time to start again.

Sadly
I don’t remember
my head
touching down
on the pillow last night.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 26 prompt: Write an ‘on the run’ poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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