We had everything

We had everything

but in a different abundance.

A whole that was not a full,

not a big one, not even a whole –

It was a fluorescent whole

like those flying bars they sell at night.

 

Because we also had time

but we were scarcely touched by clocks’ seconds.

It was a time that rhymed with the word –

an interesting time that did not interest him

sometimes

 

and sometimes

it was a very specific fear,

the one amongst the noises,

aware that everything would happen

and eventually

it would pass, far more terrible than death,

much more painless than oblivion.

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We had everything

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