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Life Is Live

A young child runs laughing through a water sprinkler under the summer sun.

Your life is live
This second here
That’s all you are
You’re not last year

Your life is live
That second just
is now your past
Just memory dust

Your life is live
A second’s fast
So was it good?
So did it last?

Your life was live
No longer streamed
Tomorrow’s plans
No longer dreamed

Your feed’s been cut
You’ve lost the power
Your life’s condensed
To only hours

So will they watch
your box-set past
and press repeat
to make it last?

Or will they call
the takeaway
because your life
was all too grey?

That’s up to you
To be or bow
For all you are
is seconds now

Mark Bird ©2022

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