Collecting Nothing

I waste time
wishing I could go
back and collect
wasted moments spent
waiting for something
that never came,
or ended too fast,
or just wasn’t enough.
And the absurdity of it all,
wasting time over
wasted time, collecting nothing
upon nothing to fill a hole
where nothing lives, is the only way
to assure that nothing
will leave me
empty again.

© Nicole Lyons 2016


10 thoughts on “Collecting Nothing

  1. There were hopes or fears that drove those wasted waitings.
    A foolish voice suggests there would be some point in tallying them up.
    Even that would be a further waste, but so tempting when the mood is dark.

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  2. Once again you amaze me. I don’t think I’ve been this moved or happy untill I found what I’ve been looking for my whole life. Complete peace of mind with who I am and where I’ve been, and where I’m headed and expressing it thru my writing. My heart and soul have never throbbed to such a beautiful beat that’s all mine in 59 years. As I’ve gotten 5 copies of your book given away 4 already and 10 more on order. I want to share you with the world!!! Especially people in my world where my wings have opened, ready to fly and embrace every word that flows from my brain to my pen to my pages where I AM FINALLY FREE!!!!


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