Time Slips Away


Time slips away
With each passing day
As the aloneness grows
My dreams fill with yesterdays
For I seldom remember today
My life, reduced to
A container of contents packed
Within one suitcase tucked away
Under the dusty cobweb eaves,
Forgotten like me
Will no one ever know
Or care who I am or who I was?

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: April 2020 Days 21-25 Artistic Interpretations: Willard Asylum

Author’s Note: Please follow this link for more on the The Willard Suitcase Project

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

16 Comments on “Time Slips Away

  1. This is really good, Linda. We spend our lives gathering so much stuff. And in the nursing home, we have a brush and comb, a toothbrush and some hand cream. And, on good days, memories of houses we once loved, full of the belongings of our lives.

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  2. This is really good. Less flowery. Contents of a suitcase is visual, cobwebs too. Concrete imagery always makes writing of all kinds better. Paints pictures. I know this sounds a little left handed and I’m a writer, not a poet for the most part, so what do I know, but I wanted to say it anyway. Nice.

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  3. These lines….
    “Within one suitcase tucked away
    Under the dusty cobweb eaves,”
    so powerful.
    I think of all the people who have died from the Covid-19 virus….facetiming their last moments with loved ones….a nurse holding up their phone for that last image….and then what kind of funeral when there must be 6 feet of distance between the bereaved. I wonder how people will talk about this time in years to come.

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  4. This is incredibly powerful, Linda! You portray the condition of the mind and dilemma with such finesse and poignancy 💝

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