Time . . . you are rushing me — TOO FAST!

years pass

i can’t stop them

i look up the ages

when my friends passed

i’m not there

yet

but time won’t stop

i beg time to slow down

but it only rushes

some reason

i think i won’t be here

for long ///

after contracting the covid virus

long term covid set in

i have no energy

i sit

most of the time

not wanting to eat

not wanting to leave home

not wanting to

call anyone on the phone

the covid may be the cause

as i am in the high risk group

let’s see if

i make it one more year

maybe i’ll keep a journal

just put a few lines a day–

i have the energy for 2 lines / / /

i read slowly these days

i’ve stopped writing

poetry & prose

i doubt if anyone

reads this

(Jim Wortham, December 12, 2022

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Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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