How long does it take, to take a breath;
To say the thing you need to?
How long does it take, to make the time;
To work on the love you must do?
How long do we have, to get it right;
This life that one is leading?
How long do we have, to fight the fight;
To save what we hold too dearly?
How long is a second of agony?
Far quicker than one of joy.
How long is a second of ecstasy?
Too fleeting to play too coy.
The second of hesitation tells;
The longing behind held breath.
The second of glancing away to the left,
The withheld truth, a heart bereft.
There's nothing that I fear more than this;
To be misunderstood and miss our last kiss.
How long does it take to state your truth?
It takes the time it takes.