I held time today

I held time today.

It felt all sifty, like new-cast snow

parts of it were not.

…Like clay.

-or gravy-

Yes! Time is gravy, I decided, as I rubbed its siftiness between my hands and tried to keep it

-grasp it-

It both thickened and dissolved

leaving behind half-finished projects
…well-meant regrets.

I held time today, and wished for mashed potatoes.

Photo by Spadethief on Pixabay.

Β©2021 Chel Owens

29 thoughts on “I held time today

  1. Oooh, if only time was like sweet potato fries. Well, I’d gobble it up too fast. Lima beans would be better. The minutes would sit around forever.
    Loved your poem and your analogies. Lol.
    Hope you’re doing well, Chel. Happy Holidays.

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