Monday, April 25, 2016

A year is just 365 days

A year is just 365 days
365 days seem endlessly far
unreachable
impossible
on day one

A year is just 365 days
days filled without
any concept of phases
or logic
to understand day one

A year is just 365 days
acceptance is a lofty far away
when eyes can't
understand
what they see on day one

A year is just 365 days
of stories, tweets,
status updates
belying the shock
of those who lived day one

A year is just 365 days
of changed lives
broken families
tragedies
that never made it to day two

A year is just 365 days
of rebuilding
painstakingly
as development agencies
broker how to fix shattered hearts

A year is just 365 days
each day
of slowly picking up pieces
to look for enough parts
to build a new tomorrow

A year is just 365 days
of living from tent
to camp
to standing on shaky ground
a tectonic band waiting to snap

A year is just 365 days
365 nights
of lying awake
tormenting over tremors
birthed from a shaky imagination

A year is just 365 days
it means nothing
if you couldn't see the sun rise
on the day after
the world began counting


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