Sitting in a bay window,
Time decides today is slow.
Normally he just rushes past
Here he counts grains in the hour glass.
He considers a moment the power he holds;
How, with patience, the young become old.
How he unites all the people he touches
For not one man alive escapes his clutches
Except by his brother, less welcome than he,
For dead is not really what most wish to be.
Still, they eventually leave Time behind
For without Death, life’s undefined.
He is not really quite jealous of his brother
But it still stings to lose friends to the arms of another
His own existence, he knows, is what makes it so
Inevitable yes, but today… today can be slow.
© 2011 (Jan. 5)