Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time Lines

She laughs out loud, at the short, hilarious quip
Sitting in the dark, while her sleeping children dream
Lighting another cigarette, sipping her wine

Her social life, is a time line of funny quotes
Awaiting the response, of her virtual friends
The chance to share, a few brief and vague sentences

The endless echo, of a sharp, deep loneliness
Now shutters, her once innocent and carefree heart
The business of survival, occupies her mind

In real life, there’s just not enough time to be she
Between being mom and dad, to her two children
Working full time, cooking the occasional meal

She smiles sadly, standing in the darkened doorway
Watching her children, both still, silently breathing
Her son, looking so much like his father, enough

Hours later, the radio awakens her day
The dog and her laptop the only company
Upon the glowing screen, her time line’s last entry

Out of wine, nighty night :-)

© Copyrights G. Jones 2012

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gary,

    That really sums up so many on Twitter.