#2,525 Our too-quick lives

Our too-quick lives between
breath-fixing book-ends will
be a bet
[played at & spread
by usual behaviours] –
Hour
by hour our dealings of time
fall off –
What happened
our
refrain
[we fumble time as if
blind] –
now left re-counting
as we lay thump-flattened &
breathless –
We’ll recall our
pasts –
recasting selves hero
status in lost moments
[that
list of players long gone ] –
A
certificate will usher us in –
&
one’ll see us gone –
book-ended