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.