Hourglass

Time whistles through cool night air
Sand in my toes, a six inch layer
An hourglass figure I adore
A walk on the shore, Time he snores

The lady makes a shroud for me
Needle, yarn, some chocolate tea
It’s been a bit much as she passes by
He’s from New York, she’s in his eye

When we’re together, time and I
Silver I notice, my eyes comb the sky
We can fight or flee, the third bad knee
One thing is sure, life will endure

Is it measured by clocks on the wall
Or by rulers in a deep snow fall
If Father Time awakes from his snore
Thru spectacles he’ll be reading folklore

Ice cream castles in the air
Looking back to that first stare
The cascading brook I did find
Babbled at me and what a mind

Before it’s over for me and my three
Plenty of shrouds will cover our knees
And so we’ll have a safe place to stay
I’ll make sure our castle won’t wash away

For a man says with very much might
How to build one’s house, be ready to fight
Awaking from sleep, seizing the matter
A nail’s in his shoe, he’s ready for battle

Much thought I’ve given this thing, time
So much that now I sit and write rhymes
The rhythm tick-tock, the beat of a clock
Our house will be made of real solid block

If time could tell you what to do
And everyone had big ears too
We’d all find carrots beneath the snow
That through the years can help us grow

I believe I may, I believe I might
Begin to dig them up each night
Through grace, love and time for me
A whole new life I’m beginning to see”