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Got a Quick Five?

a poem

By Matthew FrommPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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Got a Quick Five?
Photo by José Martín Ramírez Carrasco on Unsplash

Never be off

Always be on

Always be green

Always checking

Always always always

always be closing

Always be climbing

Always be excelling

Always be propelling

Always be energetic

Always be here

Always be there

Always responding

Always replying

Always online

Always scheduled

Always rescheduled

Always present

Always end up in the same place

Always–

Six feet under

Adorning coffin wood

Dreaming, “finally, barriers for me—

—Always.”

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Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    This gave me Anxiety... I'm better now though, lol. Great job creating a spiraling effect.

  • Randy Baker2 months ago

    Cool twist on the list poem! Well done!

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Ooooooof, this is effectively done. Bravo, Matthew. 👏🏻

  • This seemed like a downward spiral but the ending was liberating. Like finally, death. Just let me rest in peace. Lol

  • Mohammed Darasi2 months ago

    That's modern life I guess. Always pushing and not enjoying life and before we know it, we're gone. Great poem Matthew

  • Kelsey Clarey2 months ago

    This it so hard. Getting a break seems to be impossible sometimes.

  • JBaz2 months ago

    This packs a punch, yet it wasn’t a dark ending. I saw hope or relief in this.

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Powerful piece, Matthew. I like the way you highlighted the finality of the last "always," but didn't paint it as a bad thing.

  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    That really hit me at my core. Thank you for the reminder to disconnect, go outside, and just breathe in some stillness of the moment. Great poem!

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