Why Can’t I Ever Get Enough of You?

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Mar 1, 2013
get elephant's newsletter
looking away table
Photo: Michele on Pinterest

I don’t mean to seem ungrateful.

I wake up to you, spread out in front of me,

your contours glistening even in the earliest morning hours.

Every inch of you is full of possibility.

Then you’re off and running, all mysterious.

I’m hit with the fact that there never seems to be enough of you.

But realize, even if I had more of you, I’d feel deprived.

(And, oddly, when you linger

I get edgy.)

Why is it never enough?

You’ve stood by me in your own way,

but so often you seem distant, impossible to reach.

When I’m not paying attention, you sneak off into the recesses of the day.

You resist my embraces and never stay long,

stealing my breath with your abrupt exits.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to understand

You don’t just belong to me.

Why are you always in a rush to leave me?

When you’re here, why do you act like you’d rather move on?

Sssshhh. No need to answer.

Just slip in the door like you usually do.

If I’m not here, leave a note;

let me know you’ll return, to be beside me as I dream my dreams

and when I awake.

clock part
Photo: Joan Arc on Pinterest

I try not to think about how much of you I’ve lost already.

Or how I’ve tried to hold you back, sometimes desperate, clinging…

So I’ve made a promise to myself to savor and appreciate you more,

for what you are.

But… I’d be forever grateful if you’d stop and let me hold you.

If only for an instant.

And then I’ll let you go so that stories may be created,

and lives can start and end.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~Annie Dillard

Time: The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.

Click here for a bunch of quotes about time.

Join the new elephant Google+ community.


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


10 Responses to “Why Can’t I Ever Get Enough of You?”

  1. Ronnie says:

    Loved this, especially the title!

  2. Marlene says:

    I loved as I was reading this that at first I thought of a lover……. and then a child

  3. Thanks, Marlene! This was something I started to post on my facebook page when I felt the day had just slipped away …then decided to write more.

  4. Freya Watson says:

    Thanks, Lynn! No matter how much I've tried to shift and change, time always seems to be the one thing that I never can have enough of. Maybe that's just the Jupiter rising part of me, or my vivid imagination that can think of a hundred and one things that I could be doing.

  5. Love this Lynn, and can totally relate.

  6. Thanks for checking it out, Freya! Staring out the window helps slow it down, but who has time for that? LOL

  7. Alyssa says:

    I really love this <3

  8. Useful info. Lucky me I found your web site accidentally, and I’m stunned why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.