Such a Short Space of Time
Such a Short Space of Time yesterday stories

carl_halling Residing London Metropolitan Area
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'Such a Short Space of Time' was based on some kind of confessional piece of writing I briefly worked on sometime in the mid 1990s, but which was never truly realised. It was partly inspired, as I remember it, by playing 10cc’s 'How Dare You', among other vinyl records, on my parents’ stereo twin record and cassette player while they were away on vacation in France, and so hearing it for what may have been the first time in well over ten years. Image from ca. mid-late 1990s.

Such a Short Space of Time

I love, not just those

I knew back then,

But those

Who were young

Back then,

But who’ve since

Come to grief, who,

Having soared so high,

Found the

Consequent descent

Too dreadful to bear,

With my youth itself,

Which was only


No, even less time,

A mere moment ago,

How could

Such a short space

Of time

Cause such devastation?

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