Seven Minutes Before Midnight

Oh, I’ve been here before

William Vincent Carleton
2 min readFeb 19, 2022


Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash

Deadline in store.
Something is packing. Someone. Somewhere. Packing.

No going back, no delete, no uncertainty — go.

Find a way back because it’s your only trick.

See yourself in everyone you see. No trick.

Only truth.

Six minutes before midnight — oh look — just changed to five.

Let’s see how fast I can go while flying.

So far I’ve made it to another line. Let’s see. One more before it’s ll:56?

Still ll:55.

I’m waiting.

Still ll:55.

There it is. ll:56.

Now what do I do?

“Offer something of value for reading your rubbish.”

If you tell yourself first thing in the morning the following, before you open your eyes, your life shall transform quickly:

I am perfect health, I am.
I am attracting wealth, I am.
I am with pure love in my heart, I am.
I am at peace, I am.
I am with my family, I am.
I am happy, I am.

These types of affirmations should make your day run well.

It’s ll:58PM. Still got two more minutes.

“Say goodnight. Go choose a photo and call it a day.”

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William Vincent Carleton

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