I am a pause stranded between the history
of tomorrow and the future of yesterday. Time
stands still. I walk with feet that travel nowhere.
Sidewalks end yet are paved by forever’s hands.

Everyone sees me; I am invisible,
no one pays attention to my silence.

The sunlight heals my absence
with its radiant glow on already darkened skin.

My mind is stuck in traffic, moving steadily
with thoughts that sing, but out of tune.

Scattered movements.

No one sees my whispers, but they glance
to hear the footsteps of my words. They turn away.

I am left alone. Time rings and I un-pause. Awakened;
I open my eyes to a dream remembered.

2011 from “A Crack In The Sidewalk”

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