Lawrence Beck


Marginal Utility


Two time zones away from here,
I'm told the sun is shining brightly.
That's uncommon over there.
I picture her. She's barely dressed,
A little redness to her face, upon
A blanket on a beach. She's with
Her friends, no thought of me,
And I'm two time zones in her
Future, in an omnipresent sun,
Alone and wishing I was there,
While knowing she'd feel awkward
If I was. She'd have no use for me.
I close my eyes. I dream of being
Wanted, of some use to someone
On another beach.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Topic(s): love


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  • * Sunprincess * (7/8/2014 6:27:00 PM)

    .......a thought provoking write....being in a different time zone is like being solely in a different dimension of time and space...because the others time is totally not your time....and the space others are in....is totally not the same place you are in....and in some places on the earth is like being on another planet entirely...enjoyed this write... (Report) Reply

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