Hours spent counting the connection
each tiny moment an investment.
Frustratingly slow movements,
still, time had no interest
just as long as we remained committed
to saving and putting
stupid mistakes on hold.
in other words,
had no real penalties or defaults.
With enough in our savings by now
we could look forward to some spending.
A birthday was coming soon.
Without any of the usual interruptions
there were no real worries
about those large withdrawals to come.
Money spent came from money earned
we knew we had enough to go around.
The source of all this wealth
seemed all too abundant
time was getting easier and easier
to balance and control.
Our future had always had
been dependent towards
each other making smart decisions.
There is a risk of course,
this kind of dangerous currency
could easily fade in a moments notice.
In other words,
vacant silent days, coupled with
Was all that it took
to instantly collapse the account
into a kind of foreclosure.
The valued love-pin access
was now rejected at every try.
Love-currency no longer in demand.
Void of all meaningful deposits
the love-sick experiment
had all but crashed and failed.
Devalued in its collapse
there were no more shares to give.
Time that was once so honored,
so excited by the tiniest of gains
now lay in bankrupt ruin.
be careful how you spend yourself
don’t let love-sick hours
into or next to your bed.
Tempted by nostalgia perhaps,
a younger freer youth
what was once planned and coveted
sits now like love’s pyramid scheme.
A get rich quick fool
everything has been stolen or sold.
came with a price
sure to go back to our other lives
where we simply try to exist
from paycheck to paycheck
with no real plan,
just to make ends meet.