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The Passage of Time

About time

They have lied to us about time. 

We do not have time on our hands,
only the scars left by our grasping at its unscalable cliffs. 

Time is not up, nor on our side.
It moves away from us
into the unknowable future
and the unredeemable past.

Time is not short: it is as long as memory.

Time is not money. We cannot 
save time, only spend it differently,

and time is not running out.
We have too much of it. Our doctors know 
too much time will kill us all at last.

Tomorrow always comes. It’s about time 
somebody did something about time.

Godfrey Rust, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for details of permissions for use.