I’ll always pinch myself because all of this is real.
As much as I want time to stand still.
YOU CAN’T AVOID IT FOREVER BY MEGAN VASQUEZ 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 64
As much as I want time to stand still, it’s just
Something that will always be faster than I am.
Remind me to do the most: indulge
In sweetened coffee, let the ocean wet my hair.
Don’t let me forget about those I care
About. Tell me to order that drink with muddled
Mint. And don’t forget to prove to me that a mirror
Is subjective, that clothes aren’t just for concealing.
And I’ll always pinch myself because all of this is
Real, and stories will just drive me further from
This world. But most importantly, tell me to stop begging for
More sleep so I can at least look time in the eye.