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All the Wonders

  • betharichardson

Counting Time

Updated: Feb 12

When life has slowed,

And days run into days run into days

I count my time in dog walks and cups of coffee.

I watch the plants,

Reaching toward the sun

Offering beauty ...

Blooming, fading, dying away.


When life has slowed,

I count my interactions in phone calls and Zoom windows.

I imagine seeing you,

Our arms thrown around each other in love.

How long until that day?


When life has slowed,

And loss builds upon loss.

We grieve in isolation

Far from comforting rituals.

Wakes and potlucks,

Shared tears and handkerchiefs.

The quiet words of a familiar reading, a favorite song.

The gathering of the family from far and near.


When life has slowed,

And days run into days run into days.

We count the time in sunrises and sunsets,

Breaths in and breaths out.


When life has slowed,

Breathe. Listen. Trust. Love.

We are not alone.

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