Time Slots For Friends

Time Slots For Friends

I have a friend
who must not squander
her minutes and hours.
She is blessed with many friends,
as I am with her.

She cannot spread her attention
as oil spreads
knowing no borders.
She must daily neaten stacks of words
and align relationships.

I will not cross
the hastily-constructed fragile fence
around her life-yard.
Should we have acres of time-space,
we would chatter by the hour.

As it is
we wait patiently for eternity
when in sweet fellowship
we will worship the Lamb together,
bleating with the other sheep
without needing time slots for friends.

Sheryl Kay Oder