diamond head and other games of life…

i made a quick stop
to check-in
on
aunt bea
since
i needed
to finish
a work project
that evening
aunt bea
said
i appreciate
your stopping by
to see me
with
such a heavy schedule
i was wondering
if
you’ve ever seen
that
old tv program
where
contestants
were put in a booth
with
money blowing
all
around them
their
task was to grab
as much money
as possible
in
a set timeframe
you could grab
as much as you could
but
you shouldn’t grab
one dollar bills
which
by the way
was
the most prevalent
denomination
roaring past you
if you ended up grabbing
one of those
during your time
in the booth
well
game over
you just got
to keep
what came
before
the first dollar bill
was pulled
from your
storage pouch
seems to me
much of life
these days
is spent
in a money booth
with folks
grabbing
as much money
as they can
but
at some point
the
game
is over

 

some quality time together:..

quality time together

yes
you’ve been
struggling with schedules
balancing work
traveling to seminars
juggling client social activities
and
i know
you requested
all appointments
be canceled
for your
annual
family day
but
death
refused
to wait

clockworks…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2011

each moment
of his day
was carried out
with precision
a precision
that would even
awe the Swiss
family
friends
financial dealings
and
of course
the occasional
lover
were all scheduled
his life
was a race
against time
and time
won