90 fucking seconds [Een dichter]

Makes a mere winner a record breaker
and the first loser’s silver gold.

90 fucking seconds

Suffice for the goodbye kiss of two friends
Though fall short to inspire spontaneous dance
(or violent making out, pick whatever applicable)

90 fucking seconds

Enough to cross central station, when deserted, not during rush.
When it allows a belated bloke a glimpse of his missed train.

90 fucking seconds

The difference between nice, hot, consoling coffee
and the tepid shit you gulp down to satisfy your dependency and barely function

90 fucking seconds

A delay allowing an old lady with a red coat to catch her bus,
closing someone else’s window of opportunity: “we don’t hire tardy candidates, sorry”

90 fucking seconds

With no strangers that know reanimation, the right circumstances
as effective as a death sentence

Fucking 90 seconds

A transformative and irreplaceable memory, he greeted a world, she just opened.
Forgettable disappointment to the adventurous willing complicitor she had become.