Not on my side.  Biding.

Race against.  Relations

With time are contrary.

I’d have plenty, do what


I’d like; disappointed,

I must use time wisely,

Lest I run out.  Demands

On mine mean diaries


Show choc-a-block days, no

Time for self amidst my

Commitments.  Spacing out

Appointments, setting time


Aside to use as my

Own, I run short.  Only

So much available

To pursue interests.


Therefore: prioritise.

I select key moments.

Choose carefully, create

Instants: pleasure, meaning


Emotional import.

Limited resource drives

Careful, creative use.

I’m building repertoires


Of experience, so

When I run out, I know

I’ve extracted as much

As I can from the time


Available.  Choosing

Essential, meaningful

Interactions with the

Most important people.


Because that’s what I want

To remember.  Lives I’ve

Touched.  Times I’ve been mixed up

In moments, in events.


I’m building memory

Banks to draw from.  Knowing

Family, friends, colleagues:

Being part of their lives.


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