Dream with me now a world where time is flayed
Where short term still sustained is framed by night and day
But long term Long gone
Deadlines approach but do not arrive Goals are never reached
Where the student endlessly attends school
Never thinks of graduation only stresses over a project perpetually due
Where the relationship is forever fractured
Never quite crumbles though the girl decides to break the news
I understood impermanence but never thought it would affect me.
My friend told me he would be leaving the country last month,
Now he is gone.
“I’m leaving soon,” he said —
So subjective! With language like that, I never properly believed he would.
But in this dreamscape he hasn’t yet
Though he’s close to leaving always close
Next month in fact
Forever next month
Throw away your convictions No one will ever leave you here