Sewing

Photo by Ilya lix on Unsplash

I made a dress this weekend
sewing machine rescued from the cardboard 
graveyard, fabric washed, pinned, cut
and the needle moves forward

the needle moves forward
so I can climb out of this place, the pause 
between inhale and exhale, between dream and sleep
the place where nothing happens

the place where nothing, nothing at all  happens
where you wait for life to return
to normal  – new fabric, new pattern, new dress
only time doesn’t stand still

time doesn’t stand still
perhaps in another plane of reality I jump
backwards, perhaps life takes different turns
here, I can only wait for the next second

here, I can only wait for the next minute to come
here, the pause is life today
here, the needle moves forward
I made a dress this weekend

by Rachel David

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