Counting down….

A day of many weighty endings

Dropping off the end of each hour

as the clock moves along

to the next thing


from winding down

to growing anticipation

to counting down

to checking Sarah’s arrival time

to tossing the last papers in the big blue bin

by the photocopier

to stealing a glance at Lake Constance online

holding promise of beauty and thrill

to bidding adieu to my neighbour-colleague-friend whose steps are

braver than mine

to the end of the last workday

for seven and a half months of



3 thoughts on “Counting down….

  1. Radhika

    Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
    Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
    And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
    Must ask permission to know it and be known.
    The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
    I have made this place around you.
    If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
    No two trees are the same to Raven.
    No two branches are the same to Wren.
    If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
    You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
    Where you are. You must let it find you.

    -David Wagoner

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