a warning to time
slow down! you’re going too fast
i should give you a speeding ticket, cheetah.
the breath went out of me when you whizzed past
you tricky thing, you.
like a snake in the grass
you slithered up to me and bit me in the ankle
injecting me with your sour venom
that brings fire to my veins
and a sorrow to my heart
swinging from vine to vine, chittering wildly for hours
and dangling my prized possessions just a hair from my grasp
snatching them away and laughing when i try to wrangle them from your hands
but yet when i ignore you, you are gone in a flash
escaping from the corner of my eye
to become hidden and silent
as if you are sorry for what you have done to me.
you dazzle me with your peacock tail of countless distractions
and false convictions
making me waste what was greatly needed.
When i urge you forward, you become stubborn as a mule
and refuse to go
until your needs are met.
You are gloriously infuriating, Time
stop making a zoo out of me.