time passed me by today. it went on & i didn’t. a jogger ran toward me, but no time elapsed from when i first saw him & when his running shoes whooshed (their sound) past me. a man walking his dog across the street (a little pomeranian, his nails click click click on the sidewalk) went down & came back, but it could have been at the same time, meeting himself coming & going (without realizing it). today, time passed me by.
time passed me by today. colors shot at me like arrows (st. sebastian) hitting their mark (my pupils, my brain) without pain, without sorrow. every color was saturated with meaning (sirens, loreleis, harpies, all called out to me), today i listened, but time passed me by.
time passed me by today. i walked down one side of the street, crossed over midway down the block, & went back to where i had started. i stopped along the way (the dogs snuffling in the grass–each blade requiring their undivided attention), but time passed me by. it was refreshing to have not missed it.