find stillness

dear Time,
you don’t mind, do you,
how i sometimes
become utterly
oblivious to you?

the sun sets,
stores close,
streetlights go out,
and still,
i swear,
it could only
have been a moment
since the first

i am sure
you are familiar enough
with this phenomenon by now
it would be nice
if you actually took a break,
stopped once in a while,
or, at least, slowed down
instead of
just seeming to.