a simple pairing of pictures and poetry
by Marie Elena
If time stood still, would I continue on?
Would forward movement cease then to exist?
Could sun and moon be viewed from dusk to dawn,
And deadlines not be met, yet not be missed?
Would falling stars suspend themselves in space,
Like frozen fireworks across night’s sky,
As lovers fused beneath in warm embrace
Would never need to say the word goodbye?
Would guarantees be suddenly fulfilled,
Or would our contracts be for naught, and nixed?
Would all that’s overflowing go un-spilled?
Might what was once detaching be affixed?
If all that was foreshadowed was foregone
As time stood still, would we continue on?
© Marie Elena Good, 2021