Monday, 23 July 2012

tick, tock

Feeling uneasy, not sure what to do,
mind is not on the job,
preoccupied and looking for distractions,
one hour to fill.
What do I do?

So much to get through
but can't concentrate,
uneasily looking for a diversion,
anything but this.
What do I do?

Anxious and nervous,
energy surging through the body,
agitation turning the stomach funny,
and the mind restless.
What do I do?

Time is not a commodity to be filled,
or segmented into neat portions.
Is it a friend or an enemy?
it is a man-made creation
to apportion years, seasons, months, days moments
into meaningful divisions.
It is not a rule to beat yourself with.
Or something that will run out
if it is not contained.

So breathe,
do nothing,
and be.
This moment is all the time you need.

© 23 July 2012

1 comment:

  1. One on the most lovely things about holidays is not caring what time it is. Get up when you wake, eat when you're hungry, sleep when you're tired. Life seems so less complicated when were not trying as you say 'to segment it into neat portions'. :)