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There Was A Time

There Was A Time

written by: Patricia Furstenberg



There was a time
when the radio hummed in the kitchen
singing the rhythm of our daily lives
the days were quiet, time was abundant
and life stretched far, like a swallow in flight.

I remember us, suddenly together
the sunset was dipped in pink
I thought of all the ads showing an African orange-
how life lies to us, you said.

Bonfires at night, life on the leaf of a palm tree
a bed of clouds, then all crashing down
as the bulk of world’s lies tumbles over
and dreams turned to ash, not even orange.

There was a time
when the rain’s pattering meant music
and time was immaterial, days quiet and full
and life stretched far, into the horizon
where the sun was pink, not orange at all.

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