page contents

Keeping Time by Anthony Ward

We’re too distracted by our lives
To notice the life around us

So wrapped up in our status
We fail to see anyone else

Thinking we’ve seen it all
Without wanting to see it again

No longer passing time of day
Rather holding it to ourselves

With our heads bent down
Determined to keep up

In a rush to do nothing
Having done everything already

Not wanting to do anything
Except get to where we’re going

Pushing everyone away
To prevent stepping on their toes

Too busy looking ahead
To know what’s around the corner. 

Anthony Ward has been writing in his spare time for a number of years. He has been published in a number of literary magazines including South, Word Gumbo, Perspectives, Crack the Spine, Shadow Fiction, Torrid Literature Journal, Snakeskin, and Blinking Cursor amongst others.