24 in 24 – Hour 10


“All against always Being at all Time always”
Clear as mud so we close the book
and look elsewhere for wisdom.

We look in the attic amongst boxed-away treasures.
We look in the basement where the black mold grows.
We look in the tool shed where we keep our good measures.
We look in the closet where the naked folks clothe.

Did we find it?
Do we have time?
I have to exercise now.
It keeps my blood sugar normal.
I’m writing and writing and going insane.
Time to put down the pen
and look elsewhere for wisdom.

I looked in the heavens, birthplace of all crime
and I found Father Time singing soft songs sublime.
He sang songs with allusion and songs of illusion.
He sang in third-person sad songs of confusion.
He sang in perfect meter and in simple rhyme.
He sang, “Father Time couldn’t stop thinking about time.”
24 in 24 – Hour 10

13 thoughts on “24 in 24 – Hour 10

  1. So now I’m thinking: the planets have been assigned a gender because of the gods they’re named after, and so Saturn was a boy and he rules time and therefore father time is a boy. Honestly. I’m not satisfied with this conclusion at all! 😀 But I thank you for providing answers 🙂

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  2. Funny how we have to personify things to better understand them. Or measure them. Time is real because we see its effects but we can’t accurately measure it. And yet we run by clockwork. No more rabbit holes, jdoublep! I have already missed an hour of sleep today because father time stole it!


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