Now or Never

I want to live purposefully
aware, cognizant, conscious
of the way I live

I want to have a planned life
thought out, thought through
carefully considered

Instead of living from crisis to crisis
responding only to emergencies
taking care of what’s most urgent

I don’t want to dress in five minutes
gulp down my food in two
be rushed on the phone
scribble curt notes to friends
and run through the house
always late for the next unscheduled event

I want to take time to notice each day
take pleasure in living each hour
I want to enjoy every minute
before it has ticked away.

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