All the time

16 Dec

Art by Saliot

She has all the time in the world.

She can watch the seasons turn from green to gold to silver. And then be reborn. She can let the morning thicken into afternoon, dissolve into evening, blacken into night. Only to be illuminated again by day.

She can let the weeks spread themselves out as months and accumulate into years.

She can read her books, listen to her music, and smoke her weed. She can write her poetry and soften it with romance and lace it with a sweet, innocent desire.

She can see herself in the mirror and know that time will steadily improve her. She can smile as it moulds her lovely youth into elegant, compelling beauty.

She can dream and plan and hope and expect.

She is young

She has all the time in the world.

He does not.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Thomas Saliot



Posted by on December 16, 2013 in Still Life


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26 responses to “All the time

  1. b.l. ronan

    December 16, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    your build is always compelling but your crescendo always leaves me in awe. beautiful. X


    • Romantic Dominant

      December 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you. But I have just finished reading your latest. Magnificent


      • b.l. ronan

        December 16, 2013 at 11:04 pm

        we are singing your praises! But thank you.


  2. the Master's Slave

    December 17, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Lovely…There are moments of bliss here on earth for when you experience times of Heaven, time is not calculated nor kept; and if it were, then what is infinite for. xo


  3. mrmodigliani

    December 17, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Savor every moment


  4. pivoine68

    December 17, 2013 at 9:32 am

    It keeps on amazing me, getting older. When you are young, you never even feel concerned by such things. As if they could never really happen to you. Yet they do. Knowing where to go from this point is not so easy. (Men do have it easier in these matter. A small blessing granted to those who have to be strong, successful, to carry the load.) Nonetheless, sometimes I suppose it is hard for men too, to swallow these moment of Youth Envy. (yeah, I’m strangling! 🙂 )

    Lovely post.



  5. Pink Woods

    December 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Love it! 🙂


  6. georgeforfun

    December 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.


  7. dievca

    December 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Ahhh jealousy — to have all that time. I will just make it a point to use my time, out time wisely. XO


  8. Olivia Magdelene (@OliviaMagdelene)

    January 3, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Elegant. Beautiful. Thank you for writing. It’s humbling to read such skill. 🙂


  9. H.S.

    March 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Lovely. Sad, but lovely


  10. Romantic Dominant

    January 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Reblogged this on A Faded Romantic's Notebook and commented:

    Written more than a year ago. I continue to fade ….


  11. emmylgant

    January 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Fading is Inevitable and unkind to most. But charm and class have no deadline. Smiling.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. lyriquediscorde

    January 17, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Heartbreaking. Achingly beautiful and fI’ll of longing. Time is a cruel mistress.

    Your writing always inspires anand ever steals away my breath.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. gracefulphrase

    November 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I dream more now than I ever did in my 20’s or 30’s, perhaps because I began to write or because something clicked inside. I enjoyed this very much.

    Liked by 1 person


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