The importance of dawdling – New Poem (1st draft)
The importance of dawdling
You can’t rewind or pause your child’s smile,
first words, or earliest lost tooth,
but it’s that ‘stuff’ which you don’t notice anymore.
The trees, just round the corner from your house
are in full bloom for only three days.
But you never look up. Then the blossom is gone
until next year, and you have missed it, again,
because someone posted something on Facebook
that’s so much more important.
You can be in a thousand places at the same time,
but really, only truly, live in one.
When you had dreams before,
you looked up the significance in books,
now, you ask Google what it means
to dream about arguments.