Snail of Time

By JOSHUA KIRK, January 11, 2022


Time is an ugly snail,

moving slower than Congress.

Whenever I wish for it to speed up,

it becomes lethargic.

I bend to its rule.

I live trying to control it.

Why then, does it mock me?

I wake up always too early.

I go to sleep always too late.

Why can’t the snail quicken its pace?


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