Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Precious Time

now that i possess so little of it
has become a precious gem
paid for by the blood of fulfillment.
diamonds are forever
but my time is mortal,
ticking away in my ears,
reminding me of all that i need to do
and have yet to accomplish.
i hold my time on my ring finger,
waving it at everyone who attempts to waste it,
as if to say, “sorry, i’m committed.”


One response

  1. and this piece is tight and fast as though you are writing with one eye on the passing minutes. Good stuff.


    October 9, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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