a Poem by Raquel Swann
dedicated to my friend Becca.
In a fraction, a flash, a microbe,
Do we get to walk these fields
Of green pastures and concrete jungles
That were created for us by the divine
With the infinite odds multiplied
By the billions of stars in the vast universe.
That we could find love.
That we could find peace.
That we could find ourselves.
That we could find the answers.
There is but a second to search.
There is but an minute to act.
There is but an hour to enjoy.
There is but a day to live.
I have no time for false claims,
I have not the time for you to realize
How special I am to this universe.
Because at this time, in this place
I am one in a trillion. Multiplied by
The infinite number of stars divided by
The square root of eternity
I am me and
in a fraction, a flash, a microbe
You wasted your time looking ahead
While I was behind you waiting,
Hoping, wishing, wanting, knowing,
That the beauty that lives inside my heart
Could have made that one day you had
Special beyond compare.
For when my day is through
I will have not a regret. Will you?