It takes two seconds

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for starting a conversation, I
feel it coursing through, the
rush of sugar maneuvering
my senses.

Come paint me a new horizon,
its so practical to move on and
pretend there was no argument.

A tattered journal and wearied
smile, it takes two seconds to
figure out that you have stayed
up all night.

My mind is disrupted by the
graze of your tongue, the way
the rain leaves a lingering
impression on the damp dirt.

It takes two seconds to figure
out truth was really a lie when
you turn your face towards the
shuddering sky.

 

Photo credits: Unsplash

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

28 thoughts on “It takes two seconds

  1. Kerry says:

    Two seconds to reach a certain realization.. one that has perhaps evaded consciousness for too long. This is such a meaningful piece, Sanaa.

  2. Marian says:

    Ahhhh. Perfectly obvious you’ve stayed up all night! I love this. Maybe the photo is influencing me but that cafe feel is really strong in this and I covet being there, having conversations like this after all-nighters, even if they’re tough ones.

  3. Julian says:

    Ah yes, two seconds such a short space of time, but can seem an eternity as the realization dawns….

    It takes two seconds to figure
    out truth was really a lie when
    you turn your face towards the
    shuddering sky.

    Well crafted, Sanaa

  4. Pat says:

    I really love the third stanza – it just brings it all to a shuddering stop – 2 seconds held in the palm, a breath – which makes the proceeding and ending come together so neatly.
    wonderful piece Sanaa

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