Later

 

Its importance reverberated

in the back of my mind

as the day began to unwind.

 

constantly remind

-ing

myself to carry it

 

but paradoxically

brushing it aside.

 

“later”

I said

 

 

But as the clock

struck midnight

later that night,

I stood,

freezing in its absence .

 

By all measure

an experience now forever

inscribed into memory.

 

Always carry your sweater

if your travelling around midnight.

 

© Hudson Biko

via Daily Prompt: Oversight