Time

Is that mighty hand with a will so strong

Turning pages, unbiased to happy and sad

Dragging us with no rest from wake to death

~

Your mighty hand familiar but not welcome

I rebel, drowning fears of what’s to come in wine

To no avail, for tomorrow comes right on time

~

In your hands I transformed caterpillar to butterfly

And also saw corpses dear burnt in a pyre

To love or hate I’ve figured not

~

‘Why is this the way it is?’

But you drag on mute expressionless

Leaving me with no choice but to accept

~

My mother, she says in reassurance-

‘That, that created time

Also us. We’ll be taken care of’

~

Time, I’ll leave it to you in surrender

Opening you to the bird in my heart

Give her the strength to sing through feast and famine.

P.S. Featured image by Denis Sarazhin.

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