reflection on psalm 126

what are dreams but memories
of moments that you failed to live
for in the moment, you were busy
waiting for the next one

a sunset filtered through a screen
laughter just to draw attention
food not tasted, barely seen

glancing at your dated shoes
conscious of your own pretension
checking your watch, checking the news

but sometimes you forget to hope
and for a moment really live
and for that moment, you are busy
living in the next one

my thanks to ellie west for comments on the first draft.