When They Won't

when legs won't walk
when songs won't hum
when towels won't dry
when hearts won't beat

like they're supposed to.

when flowers won't bloom
when girls won't giggle
when lovers won't kiss
when guitars won't stay in tune

and the tuner is broke.

when lights won't illuminate
when cakes won't frost
when brakes won't brake
when clients won't buy

what they need.

when pens won't write
when passwords won't work
when diamonds won't shine
when moms and dads won't cook

because there's no time.

be still, close your eyes, breathe long and loose.