A Slideshow in Someone's Day

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A Slideshow in Someone's Day

Is it true that one sees his or her life flashing by in the last moments?

Another seedling in the sun,

An earthquake breaks its gentle hold,

And then, a rainbow lights the sky…

All within a minute.

Another orbit is begun,

A tract of land is bought and sold,

A wary mountain heaves a sigh…

All within a minute.

A single mother bears a child,

Another tree is taken down,

A tired river finds the sea…

All within a minute.

A tiger taken from the wild,

Another missing link is found,

A highway long and wide must be…

All within a minute.

A nova’s wonder fills the void,

An elephant is shot and killed,

Another pattern on the loom…

All within a minute.

A moment’s pleasure is enjoyed,

And then the breath is drawn and stilled,

Another sunbeam in the room…

All the time within it.

r. nuñez, 1/2013

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I am a shamanic priest who loves to write stories, poetry, and songs. Retired, but still helping people, animals, and the planet.

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