Time

Time listens in the cool night air
Sands on my mind and wintry layers
A whistle to an hourglass adored
Walking the shore, Time it snores
At home making a shroud for me
Needle, yarn, hot chocolate tea
It was a bit much as Time passed by
In a New York minute it had my eye

When we got together, Time and I
I saw angels combing hair in the sky
After we met a well-timed bet
One thing was sure, we would endure
It’s measured by clocks on the wall
And by rulers in a deep snowfall
When Time awakes from that snore
On the beach we’ll be reading folklore

Every day that I was with Time
It was always right and true
Like those good fitting flip flop shoes
We had stumbling awkward fun
Our wheels spinning on the run
Admired love birds in the sun

Sand castles floating on the air
Looking back to a timely first stare
Was that cafe where I made my find
Among creatures shelling their minds
Once Time was finished with its spree
Plenty of shrouds had covered knees
No longer in a safe place to stay
That frozen fort had washed away

Every day that I was with Time
It was always right and true
Like those good fitting flip flop shoes
We had stumbling awkward fun
Our wheels spinning on the run
Admired love birds in the sun

Time had to land my two frisbees
Waves overtaking as they pleased
Forts fending off the strong breeze
They would fly…they would fly
We said goodbye to castle crimes
Time’s frigid face was enshrined
The Swiss keeping track of this find
They would fly……they would fly

A man says with very much insight
Build your house and be ready to fight
Awaking from sleep seize the matter
Get a horseshoe nail, be ready for battle
I’ve thought much of this thing, Time
So much that I sit and write rhymes
The rhythm, ticktock, a heavy watch
Our igloo was made with solid block

Every day that I was with Time
It was always right and true
Like those good fitting flip flop shoes
We had stumbling awkward fun
Our wheels spinning on the run
Admired love birds in the sun

Admired love birds in the sun

© 2018 Thomas O. Williams
Work in progress