Beanery Online Literary Magazine

October 24, 2012


Filed under: WR/BW PAT — beanerywriters @ 3:00 am



Patricia Orendorff Smith

Time for a child is
measured in seasons:
Spring, splash the puddles,
Summer, shed the shoes,
Fall, dance the leaves,
Winter, stack the snowman.
Perception of time is limitless,
forever in a child’s mind.

Time is a paradox.
When we have the most energy,
time inches along, spreads
across the horizon forever.
We age; our bodies slow down.
Time quickens its pace,
struts swiftly, reverses.

Old age views time:
a month feels like a week,
a week a day,
an hour a minute,
a minute a second,
a second,

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