That Old Bastard Time
By m.d. ward
Timeís a prison.†
Itís an old man with a switchblade and a bag of sand.†
Slicing the heads off the sunflowers.
Washing away Mountains.
Obliterating Suns.† Time is
The Dusty Door.† Time is a Cobweb melting in the Rain.†
Time is the Cocks Crow. The Ears of Time are Deaf as Stone, His Eyes as Blind as Death.† The Mouth of Time is Red with Blood.† His Heart is Made of Lead.† His stiff Fingers put silver pennies
on the eyes of the Dead.† Before there was Day, Before there was Night, Before there was God, There was TIME. †M.