now

means green leaves
or wilted ones for roots

waiting to be buried in
a new soil (after breaking

itself in half to taste
one fine sunray). means

the distance between
tomorrow’s to-do

list and last night cricket’s
pillow-in-tears. means

some more carbon dioxide
exhaled after a brief trip

inside your lungs, one
breath, and another

until your flesh fingers
melt with the old roots of

one mourning tree.

23.06.2021
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For dVersedVerse Poetics – One True Sentence
Inspired by Mr. Hemingway’s:

There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion.
–For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), Ernest Hemingway

29 thoughts on “now”

  1. “the distance between tomorrow’s to-do list and last night cricket’s pillow-in-tears,”.. this is such a deeply captivating write! 💝💝

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