Time pokes

Ryan Killeen

 

Gum

Pressed in the pavement

Scrape it up

Give it worth

Call it currency

Money

The life I was given

I didn’t ask for

Which I owe nothing

Needles

Painfully pluck

Each and every

One from a pine

Cannot be replaced

Forget about its poke

Time

Cannot be pushed

Cannot be pulled

Does it pass

Or do I

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