This Is Now

This is now
By John Isbell

Writ­ing slowly
means savour­ing each word.
There is no need to correct,
but it is sweet to pause,
and remem­ber what has come and what is coming.
Even for a long time.

In that time, let your breath­ing come easy
until the words well up again.
That is what they will do.
These paus­es can last many seconds
when you are drunk.

Every­thing that ever happened
hap­pened in the same instant.
Every word is the same word.
This is now.
Let the blood rush to the head,
and the heart can­not pump.


Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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