April poetry challenge day 4

Jane Dougherty Writes

I wasn’t here yesterday so missed posting the day 4 entry for Paul Brookes’ poetry challenge. The artwork is A Moment of Birth by Kerf Roig.

KR4_moment of birth_wombwell

No going back


No moment is ever returned,
no change given, no refunds.

The silver slips through fingers
or is woven into gold cloth.

Time flows, a river of moments
to a sea of seconds, ocean of always.

We run or lurch, drag our feet, crawl,
or we walk with faces lifted to the sky

from that first unconscious moment;
the eternal renewal, advancement, recurrence,
once in motion can never be halted,

and even that first helpless,
screaming cry of refusal
falls on deaf ears.

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