Time Won’t Stop – Poem

And I laugh at the time we tried
to turn back the clocks,
the days when I wore
a broken watch to make myself feel
better about wasting time.
Maybe it wasn't wasted after all,
if we're looking back now
and smiling. Another old calendar
is thrown out and I think of all
the moments we scribbled
dates and times in, the next meeting
and the next scheduled time to relax.
As the months go on, when AC
switches to heat and the clothes
are swapped in the drawers, 
think of the writing. The words
in the corners of assignments,
lines we didn't think we'd use.
Time doesn't just get away from us,
it runs, and we haven't figured out
not to chase after it.

I hope you enjoyed this piece! It’s kind of a fun one– I always love writing about time. I hope you all are enjoying your summers… as you might glean from this poem, mine is speeding away too quickly! Feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges as always. Stay safe and healthy out there.



2 thoughts on “Time Won’t Stop – Poem

  1. kae July 25, 2021 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Brooke! Amazing poem as always. I really felt this one in my bones. There’s that sense of nostalgia by looking back at all the times the seconds ran between our fingers like sand, but I love how you portrayed that feeling as an optimistic one. I really needed this poem today. I’m looking forward to reading more of your work!

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    • Brooke July 30, 2021 / 9:25 am

      Thank you so much! I’m glad it resonated with you.


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