Remember the Tick

by RD McManes

life is full of special moments
spaces between the lines
lines between spaces
never knowing how long
or short, one may last
sometimes we miss them
too busy to pause
too busy to look
too busy to enjoy
a simple moment

once an analog mechanism
rhythmically ticked
a systematically tock
under crystalline glass
but that’s all in the past
time no longer ticks
and when it’s gone
quicker than quick
it’s in a luminous flash

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R.D. McManes is the author of seven books of poetry. Mr. McManes has had over 150 poems published in numerous electronic and hardcopy media, including Saucyvox, Prairie Poetry, Writer’s Hood, Scrivener’s Pen, Mipo Magazine, Swooping Hawk Quarterly, The Heron’s Nest, Poems Niederngasse, SP Quill Quarterly Magazine, Newtopia, Lochraven Review, Muddy River Review, Commonline Journal, and Baroque Review. He has conducted poetry workshops and related writing presentations for the Kansas Author’s Club and currently resides near Scranton Kansas.

Last updated February 08, 2013