have you ever noticed how slow time goes in the movies. it tiptoes by when it has to. love can slip through cracks in anything if it’s on the screen. the train doors don’t close in time. no one hangs up the phone. beauty kisses the beast before the last petal withers. the nick of time. the skin of teeth. before the bus drives away. before the plane takes off. the wedding is called off and they kiss in the back of the car before the credits roll. but in real life time moves. the cogs keep turning. the clocks keep ticking. love fades. the plane isn’t delayed. the prince rides away before he finds cinderella. the phone clicks. dead air.