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A contradiction

in passing

By Heather HublerPublished 29 days ago 1 min read
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a last breath taken;

in that moment time stops, but

the clock keeps moving...


Written for the Time Capsule haiku challenge.

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  • Jordan Twiss21 days ago

    This is absolutely beautiful. You've so perfectly captured how the world keeps on spinning, even in times of great loss and sadness. Excellent work as always!

  • This is a winning 🏅piece❗

  • Ravishankar V K26 days ago

    Amazing work !!!

  • Dana Crandell27 days ago

    A wonderful paradox. Well done!

  • Novel Allen28 days ago

    Love the word play. Very well done. Nice clock.

  • Deborah Robinson28 days ago

    Very emotional. Great choice of words.

  • Amber Annabelle28 days ago

    Another great piece, well done 👏

  • Lamar Wiggins28 days ago

    Most certainly a contradiction. Each one of us has a clock that is destined to stop! Ugh! Reality bites, sometimes... Thanks for sharing.

  • Dean F. Hardy29 days ago

    Fucking loved that

  • Subhi Najar29 days ago

    wonderful haiku!

  • Loryne Andawey29 days ago

    Such a beautiful twisting knife is time. Well done!

  • This was so deep and emotional. At that moment, we feel time has stopped but the clock keeps moving and it just doesn't make sense. That's loss and grief. Very well portrayed and beautifully written!

  • suman mohan29 days ago

    Just Superb!

  • Gina C.29 days ago

    Oh, so true. A hard reality but expressed so beautifully! Great work, my friend!

  • Well done. Made me think! :)

  • JBaz29 days ago

    Honestly, that is amazing. Sad yet life goes on.

  • Cathy holmes29 days ago

    Well, ain't that the truth. Well done, my friend.

  • Jason Ray Morton29 days ago

    Another home run!

  • Such deep thoughts

  • Aphotic29 days ago

    So emotional and deep. You chose such wonderful words here, great work!

  • Lea Springer29 days ago

    You are so right! similar to what I have been thinking & may attempt tp write about time.

  • Em Starrrrr29 days ago

    This is profound, Heather. I love it. ❤️

  • Paul Stewart29 days ago

    Yes! This was a nice intriguing read!

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