We Have Time !


We have time for everything
Sleep, run back and forth,
regret we made an error and repeat the error again
judge others and absolve ourselves,
we have time to read and write,
edit what we wrote, regret what we wrote,
we have time to make projects and never follow through
we have time to dwell in illusions and stir their ashes much later.

We have time for ambitions and diseases,
to blame destiny and details,
we have time to look at the clouds, at the ads, or some random accident,
we have time to chase away our questions, postpone our answers,
we have time to crush a dream and reinvent it,
we have time to make friends, to lose them,
we have time to take lessons and forget them soon after,
we have time to receive gifts and not understand them.
We have time for everything.

No time, though, for a little tenderness.
When we’re about to do that too, we die


(Octavian Paler)


One response

  1. Beautiful 🙂

    May 7, 2013 at 23:51

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