Can’t Wait Anymore

suspended, waiting
for a motor part
to arrive
so I can take
an important journey.

feels like life
- I have to go
but not sure where
or when.

urgency drives me
to get there
before she delivers
her new baby,
to be there for her
as I should be.

Impatience urges me
to get there,
somewhere, anywhere
before I die.

the fragile life
of a new baby
hangs by a cord
waiting for
the right moment.

the ragged life
of an old man
rushes toward
the last.