Updated: Sep 18, 2021
16 September 2021
Let's Stay Time
Take my hand and stroll with me
down the narrow winding streets
that populate the labyrinth of my mind.
Things are not straightforward here
where near is far and far is near,
and midst the deepest darkness,
I find light.
The safest aspect of this space
lies in the natural laws it breaks:
what’s right is wrong,
and wrong is sometimes right.
What’s up is down,
there’s hope in frowns,
and hearts are given wings
But come in close here by my side
so I might stealthily confide
the reason that we ramble here, today:
of all the rules my mind can bend
I’m fondest of its strong, firm hand
that forces Father Time
to sit and stay.
Minutes, hours, days may pass,
speeding sand down through the glass,
without my ever pondering the clock.
Contrariwise, milliseconds drag
sentiment-crammed saddlebags –
whose depth and breadth could
Now, though we both see lucidly
that our seconds start to flee,
I beg: remember they need not be fleet.
What delusion, this illusion
shaped by imperfect perception;
the pendulum’s strict rhythm we can cheat!
So hit fast forward; press rewind;
touch slow motion, and we’ll find
infinity inhabits the finite!
Let’s begin tonight!