Ninety Days

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Ninety/The Nineties
Today you have a vast choice of subject: the 90s.  

Ninety days are three months time
in which a lot can change.
You get the axe–you’re not in your prime.
Ninety days are three months time,
and you missed three payments, doorbell chimes.
You are evicted; your dog has mange.
Ninety days are three months time
in which a lot can change.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Ninety Days

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    yes a lot can change in three months time…the dog reference adds such a sadness to it….

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  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such a poignant write..!

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  3. Jae Rose says:

    Yes indeed – how fast time can travel even when we are not enjoying it – reality certainly has a sting in the tail superbly captured here

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  4. Susan says:

    Haha! No this is not funny, but something about the form tickles at the same time as it hammers the points home. May the next stanza lift us back to an even keel–and the three months after heal all and bring joy. Brilliant poem, a thought that will stay with me while my new 5-year old cats decide whether to trust me or not,


  5. Myrna Rosa says:

    Yes. A lot can change in ninety days, even ninety minutes. Hope there’s nothing biographical in your poem. But I know it’s true for too many people.

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  6. A lot can change for sure…very true Sara. 🙂

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  7. Kathleen says:

    Yikes! Scary.

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  8. Luk Lei says:

    I used to work in Ad Valorem Tax assessment prior to the 2007 housing bubble. Even before the crisis, this was far to common a trend. And we had to account for those situations constantly. Those of us who hadn’t experienced that are fortunate enough, I can only imagine what goes on in one’s head when it happens to them.

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  9. jammy7000 says:

    Yes… 90 days is often written into many contracts, writs, or even doctors’ treatment plans. A lot can change and in some cases it can mean life or death decisions can be made. A thoughtful poem…

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