5 Poems by Jenny Blackford

TWO SECONDS TO TEARS

The Doomsday Clock is set at  two minutes to midnight  for life as we know it. I'm set at two seconds  to tears:  my mother, his father. Not for the old reasons which seemed so urgent back then.  I could laugh almost.  Just when we should have been having the time of our lives his father fell on a smooth surface. My mother can't remember  what she can't remember again and  again and  again.  And time disintegrates...

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