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The Linear Momentum of Time

written by: Steve Pearson



once the hour was
ignorant of the day
built upon the light
and the darkness.
the night became
had no name
each day the same
end to end
until one by one
a year was done,
long and old.

so starts again
the hours, as leaves
upon the trees
as many as stars
days like trees
in forests full
and light and dark,
the leaf and bark,
come and gone
until one by one
a year was done,
long and old.

tomorrow arrives
as days are done,
stars and sun,
like the rivers run
wild and free,
wending ways,
days and days
in quickened flow
until one by one
a year was done
shorter grown.

then the day
is ignorant of the hour
like sparks upon the fire
flicker till gone
the flash of light
and blink of night
a year ablaze
and days and days
flash be done
a year is gone
like a shooting star.

now years
like a ticking clock
temporal shock
here and gone,
a beat of life
another one done
until one by one
the years have gone
the eve of dawn
for a final morn.

Steve Pearson

Steve Pearson

JUNE 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
That's me at the front of the photo. I'm an atheist, socialist, humanist, poet and soon to be novelist. From here to there and a lot of shit in the middle. That's life.
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