After Time (a Quadrille)

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After Time

Everyone keeps time

Loses time

Takes time

Wants more time…


No one wants to talk

About what happens

after time.

Does time stop…


Eternity begin?

…Our last breath//

Bouncing our soul out gently

Does the screen go black…

Or just change format?


At d’Verse~Poetry Pub, today, De Jackson challenged us to write a quadrille (of exactly 44 words) using the word bounce. You might think of bounce as a game thing with children bouncing, or a puppy bouncing up and  down, or perhaps the bounce of the music beat.  This is a little different take on the word bounce, but you won’t forget it very quickly.

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

53 thoughts on “After Time (a Quadrille)

  1. No one talks about what happens to a cup after it is broken and thrown away, or of what you must have been before time (before you were born). Or what “new format” a flies live in after they are swatted dead. And it is no wonder, is it?

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