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Submitted Date 05/24/2019
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1 year, 6 months, 4 days, 23 minutes.

 

Calendar pages filled to the brim

With doo-dads

And wrappers

And paddle ball meetings.

 

Whack

Whack

Whack.

Pages turning

Turning,

With a

Thwack

Thwack

Thwack.

 

The left is piled high

With pages used up by crosses.

Every day

The right thins out

Like the parchment skin of the dying.

 

Whack! (Grocery Shopping.)

Whack! (Gym – A.M.)

Whack! (Team Meeting)

Whack! (Weekly Update Email)

 

Until there are no pages left on the right.

 

The book is trashed.

Nothing to save

Or take with you.

Just a t r e a d i n g

Year.

Waiting for the tide to go out,

Or rake you over the reef.

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