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It’s All About Timing

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it’s all about timing
how the clock etches forth
each in its own increments
though every second
it switches position
with a sounding beat
circling its face
steady and efficient

people see the clock
for the time it tells
everything
when to work, eat, sleep
how long was their meeting
when will it be time
when should I proceed
encounter with others
how to interpret
their moves
respond within conversations
it’s all about timing

the invisible movement
governs our world
changes, seasons, days
it makes us young or old
giving us birthdays
every year
we want other to
have an excellent time
it is something
we can’t escape for
it’s all about timing

-Jennie Nawrocki

 

In line

Standard

just a few minutes
look at the time
it should be soon
some hours
have passed
since arriving
knowing crowds
form all wanting
the same thing
only few would
pass through today
paperwork complete
relatively easy
just hand them over
standard documents
but why so long
so many people
all rushing this day
nobody has moved
for quite some time
soon we all take turns
looking again
so much time
sitting and waiting
within the minutes
books read
friends called
notes written
alleviating wasted time
soon very soon
the day is ending
supper will be made
after all this
what else is there to do
analyzing schedules
chat with neighbors
check papers
will it be longer
only next in line
can’t it go faster
really it won’t take that long
this is important
hands figit in anticipation
for movement is imminent
opportunity to be finished
on with the day
it is getting really late
maybe another day
start over, what to do then
just a few more minutes
it will be good to wait
a little more won’t hurt
now it needs to happen now
time to leave
finally
it is our turn

-Jennie Nawrocki

Time

Standard

a few minutes
a couple of hours
some days
over the weekend
an old fashion furlough

time passes by

a hesitation
take ten
a siesta
a day off
a calendar month

time passes by

just a second
pause for a meal
sleep on it
within the week
over a season

time passes by

blind interactions
missed opportunities
when it is right
this is your chance
perfect timing

don’t let time pass you by

-Jennie Nawrocki