NaPoWriMo 21

The question remains
how long will we have to go
until the end comes

for when the end comes
we won’t know that it’s arrived
we will be over

breathlessly lying
in the position in which
we last took our form

the old paradox
goes something along these lines
every step taken

brings us closer to
what might be destination
but we are only

taking one more step
toward one more other step
and then another

if time were not real
we would have to invent it
so we could arrive

in the place we left
before we had forgotten
where we had been born

sometimes all it takes
for a stone to roll away
is to breathe one breath

By Joshua Keiter

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