Midlife

Inspired by the church bells of St. Peter’s, Sudbury, Suffolk.

St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury

Ringing bells, marking time.
Midday.
One half gone.

Other half revs up,
accelerates,
wants to be done.

I yank it back.
Preventative.
This half of me

is staying

put.

By Jay Cool, September 2018

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