How many times
Do I have to remind you
That “later” is a misnomer?
It never arrives.

Later becomes now,
Which becomes later,
Which becomes tomorrow,
Which becomes never.

When will you understand
That time is relative
And nothing ever happens
That you could not prevent?

“Later” is a heartless word
That forgets time and space
And remembers the random thoughts
Of man’s own inadequacies.

Its is not a moment
Or essence of being that
Relates to here and now
But a failing of human existence.

Later is an absence of
Adequacy in endurance,
Tolerance for procrastination,
Endurance of space,
Resilience of excuses.

Written for The Daily Post


I am a 43-year-old, single mom of 19-year-old boy/girl twins living in an extremely small town in rural Texas. Currently, I am employed as a Site Supervisor for a prominent corporation that provides security officers for homes and businesses.

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