A poem by NICOLE FAN.   it has been a while since i awoke to the salute of a sunrise accustomed to darkness before dawn unused to seeing coral-tinted skies   and too long since the dining table was this full layers of dust wiped away making homes once empty now lived into     wanting to move forward with wistful prayers to go back we desperately crave a recent past while distant memories we forget   that there was a time before we’d severed the veins within when this was our normal and not the earth paused mid-spin   as the seconds stretch forward with hands past the clock so too does each day’s yearning but stay for now and remember this interlude, when the world resumes turning.     Featured image courtesy of S L on unsplash.com

a brief moment in time