Too Fast, Too Slow

It’s unusual how time moves
too fast when you’re just about to kiss life on her lips,
and devour her tongue with slow uncalculated motions.
She melts in your mouth like
chocolate dripping into your tastebuds.
It’s over before you know it
but in the cinema screen of your dreams,
it’s a neverending premiere.

It’s unusual how time moves
too slow when the silence covers you in its thick, red sheets
and robs you of your sleep and the violent entropy of dreams.
It slips its fingers into your ears as
it burrows through their drums banging them soundlessly.
You can’t sleep through the ordeal
as the electrical shock in your body
makes numb the arm you slept on.

Photo by Djim Loic (Unsplash)