8-28 Slow Motion

       Slow Motion

A shadow sliding on an afternoon wall is slow

Slow is glass flowing in colonial houses

A sixty month stretch at Rikers is slow

Slow is squeezing an ice cube until it melts

A food line at a refugee camp is slow

Slow is a man on his walker at the Y indoor track

A kidney stone squeezing through a duct is slow

Slow is seven cycles of chemotherapy

A dusk to dawn vigil in candlelit sanctuary is slow

Slow is 21,600 seconds skewered on a cross