Written by: Mari Roberts

Time becomes liquid when I’m with U
an endless torrent, rushing river & I imbibe it greedily
sucking down hours like minutes.

It runs down our bodies & 
sizzles our words 
Like pungent hot oil. 

It runs
Like mercury
smooth & easy
until it lands heavy in my conscience
a finite measure of our infinite joy.

Becomes wet concrete, slowing
Wishes  words  actions    thoughts       dreams

Solidifies into
duties, alarm clocks, books, responsibilities.

It hardens.
Creating the path that I tread upon, dragging my feet 
until it again becomes

A liquid endless torrent . . . rushing river

when I’m with U.