Autumn Leaves Unfulfilled

Author | Carl Palmer

too busy
always my excuse before
now with all the time in the world
too late
days grow shorter
time speeds up
with dreams still unrealized

one of these days has turned
into I wish I would have
reading someone else’s words
rather than writing my own
planning for tomorrow knowing
that day will be even shorter
than today


About the Author | Carl Palmer Carl "Papa" Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, VA now lives in University Place, WA. He is retired military, retired FAA and now just plain retired without wristwatch, cell phone
or alarm clock. Carl, Hospice volunteer and president of The Tacoma Writers Club is a Pushcart Prize and Micro Award nominee. MOTTO: Long Weekends Forever