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World, you move too fast.
Another year, another
flash in the old pan.

For this New Year, please
give me the slomo option
so I can pause, breathe.

I want to be here,
fully present for this sun,
but it’s hard full-speed.

Some days I’ll be fine
to fly with you, world. I’ll just
slomo as needed.

Just sometimes, like now,
which might fly by unnoticed
and then forgotten.

This post is part of Think Kit by SmallBox
Prompt: “Five Seven Five. Write a haiku (or…multiple haiku!) about the past – whether it’s a year ago, a decade ago, or from childhood. If you want to, give some background information about your simple scene. And then – write one that paints a picture of the present, or predicts the future.”