Friday, February 27, 2015

Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads/The Time I Am

The Time I Am

what is time after all        how do we know it       is it the clock on the kitchen wall

the mirror       mirror mirror on the wall       can we see time       feel it

i have heard       we become aware that time has passed       when we see people on TV

and we see they have aged       our children have grown      our pets have died of old age

i look out across the mesa            see the mountains                          the sky

all looks the same           as if under water                             or trapped in resin

there is silence in the room         everyone i know is gone          alone

everything has been in anticipation of this moment      time is killing me...      and you

yet i wear a watch on my arm to measure it's passage              it is something

that cannot be escaped          trapped in time                for as long as i am

February 27, 2015


Björn Rudberg said...

To be trapped alone.. what a sad situation annell .. time is a harsh river..

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can see the mesa, as if trapped in is good that the landscape stays the same, when everything else has changed. Something to count on. Beautiful, Annell.

Debi Swim said...

yet i wear a watch on my arm to measure it's passage..............
chained to time.

Susie Clevenger said...

In a world that spins on time and change there is such peace in a view that continues. Beautiful

Marian said...

Gah, I sure hope I don't need TV to tell me that time has passed... well no, I can see the aging in my own face. Argh.