1.1.17 // #34 – time is abstract

the year of disasters may end
but this is only the beginning
disasters don’t end in one year
the apocalypse doesn’t end with one moment
the world doesn’t end quickly
it burns slowly

everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief
as the world moved on
around the sun
but
we should all be holding our breaths

the world does not automatically rectify its problems
with one new year
last year, people hoped cheerfully

this year, people cling
to hope
that faded
as the last year
stole it from us with grubby fingers

so
live the new year
like it’s your last

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