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.
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.