Time

Time is

the space in which we grow

without awareness

in our early years

structured by meals

arrivals and departures

light and dark

hot and cold

school studies play adventures

celebrations

and by waiting

anxiously or not

for things to happen.

Time is

that feeling

that we may not have enough of it

in our later years

busy with jobs and family and travel

covering long distances in order to

achieve and educate and care.

Time is

what starts to rush by us

with increasing speed

in our final years

making us wonder

what it really means

that space 

by which we measure 

our lives 

our universes

our worlds

Time is…

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