Do not haste
For I need parts of you to be still
So that I can figure things out
I do not need to be reminded by calendars
And unfinished tasks
Of how much of you I have wasted
With you buzzing by
With my mind often joining you in motion
I become dizzy and confused
Wait, stay here with me
Show me what you have taught others
Who did not take heed to your power
I wish not to be like them
How were my ancestors?
Did they regard you as friend or foe?
Did they eventually make sense of it all
And used you to advance themselves?
Sometimes they speak to me
They always seem to be in a space where there is no mention of you
Dancing endlessly as if there is no task, no calendar to remind them of your fleeting presence.
Time, here all that means nothing
You are present yet constantly moving
And I find that I yearn to find some balance with the whirling stillness of you
Not winning nor losing to your power but being — taking no part of you for granted.
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