Elena Plotkin


Elena Plotkin Poems

1. You're lucky you got what you got! 2/12/2015
2. Writers of Yore 8/27/2013
3. Why is the Ocean so Salty? 8/14/2013
4. Who Will 12/31/2013
5. When Looks Can Kill 9/25/2014
6. What Hell Is This? 6/24/2013
7. What a way to go! 7/23/2014
8. Welcome to My Perfume Parlour 12/5/2013
9. Vegan 6/4/2013
10. Truly Repentant 2/21/2014
11. Too Young To Know 7/21/2013
12. To The Womanizer 12/5/2013
13. To The Teacher 11/22/2013
14. To Err is Human 9/8/2014
15. To Be 6/11/2013
16. Time Is a Runner 7/8/2013
17. Tiger, Tiger (Not Kipling) 2/21/2014
18. They Told Me To Laugh When I Was Crying 2/12/2015
19. There Will Always Be A Place For You At My Table 8/16/2013
20. The Wolf at the Door 8/27/2013

Time Is a Runner

Time is a runner who runs every race.
But he never runs in just one place.

You can’t hide from him; he’s everywhere.
And yet he’s always gone before you get there.

He doesn’t care that you can’t catch up.
You can’t expect him to stay and wait up.

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