Reena’s Xploration Challenge #189 – Time stole his most prized possession

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “New Bathing Suit” by Terri Kirby Erickson: lotus, lap, little, memory, my, made, water, wrists, window, flap, floating, fill

Time stole his most prized possession

He filled his time with nonsense things

Floating, running with no strings

Little did he knows need expression

Time laps

He’s still in the water

Flapping up and down

With water lilies and lotus

Then doing silly things

Not a care in the world

He’s made his bed living like kings

His window’s full no cohesion

Doing stuff with no reason

No useful memory that rings

And then one day

He knows it’s too late

To bring back the time

His youth is gone

His memory is blurred

His wrist’s weak, so is his body

Dapat di nya sinayang

Ang oras

(he shouldn’t have wasted his time)*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

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