Well-tailored Time

I can hardly wait
for the next moment
and yet the present
demands its due;
to listen to the house sigh,
to see the floor’s peace,
to feel soap – warm on pots,
to smell wine’s fruit,
to taste labour.

Now beckons.

And when I
slip now on
like the well-tailored
time it is, You
settle my past, You
unsettle my future.

Now beckons.

Each breath in

I am

Each breath out

still here

Between each

now.

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6 thoughts on “Well-tailored Time

  1. “You settle my past, and unsettle my future… ” This made me love it even more, well-tailored verses. God Bless. 😇

  2. glad you slipped on now long enough to pen these verses!

  3. shoreacres says:

    The thought of slipping on Now like “well-tailored time” is perfect; meaningful, alliterative, poetic. This is really quite a poem, and a good reminder for me in these days when I’m trying to fit in new activities and keep having the “I can’t do this I don’t have time EEECK!” feeling.

    It also reminds me of a favorite from a different sort of poet — Jimmy Buffett’s “I Love the Now. I’d forgotten what good morning music that is!

    • agjorgenson says:

      I’ve never hear this song – thanks for the introduction! Good luck with your new activities and finding the balance that makes life a joy. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem.

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