Upon high banks of the river Thames, I sit Eating a Toastie thick, so glutenous and dry. I contemplate existence and my mind's a-flit With thoughts both base and existentially awry. Like life, this dirty river flows, a never-ending stream Of molecules and mysteries, old and vast and wide. I ponder all the history below, waiting for us unseen Underneath the ripples cast from steady, rolling tides. I toss a slice of the baked and bleached-white bore, Meant to sustain nutritional goals, Into the drink as a reminder of this mortal norm: O! the price we pay for living is an unwelcome, hefty toll. Yet still I sit, still I ponder, still I carry on, Me and the waters of the river Thames, until the break of dawn.
24 in 24 – Hour 19
SONNET FOR STARING DOWN INFINITY IN THE QUIET OF THE EARLY MORNING
Oh painful time, you inspire me to write.
How I loathe the way you flow, run, escape,
Infecting my mind from sunrise to blank night
Always moving moving, with dark mouth agape.
Why should I despise your gaping maw,
When you must march from orders cryptic?
Grey heavens echo the great black crow’s caw,
That ushers us forward apocalyptic.
Why should I hate you, when you have no willful say?
Close your monarchic eyes and acquiescent hands.
Your glistening bright teeth write horrors my days.
Your omnipresent nature burns like sunned sands.
I know I cannot change you, despite desperate pleas,
Remember these bleak words whilst you bear down upon me.
Happy Mother’s Day
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