Arbitrary Time

June 16, 2011
By Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
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Favorite Quote:
"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."


- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time


Time is arbitrary.
We mark it by astronomy,
but as far as I can tell
nowhere is this a requirement
etched into spacetime.

Our years are just
that little bit off,
our months don’t follow the moon anymore,
our weeks are just seven sunsets
(sunrises?)
with days named after gods
who gave their names to other planets
whose years and days are nothing like ours.

And it’s funny, because time isn’t constant
even in its smallest denominations.
Minutes tick by in the blink of a flea’s eye
when you’re struggling to finish important work,
and yet now, as I watch your eyes judder
behind lilac lids,
milliseconds stretch to eternity.



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on Jun. 28 2011 at 12:20 am
Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
49 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."


- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Wow, that's a compliment! Thank you. :)

sakina GOLD said...
on Jun. 27 2011 at 11:55 pm
sakina GOLD, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
A negative thinker See's a difficulty in every opportunity but a positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty. So always think positive and u'll surely B successful in LIFE.
-Hazrat Ali (A.S)

By reading ur poem/s i feel that your a professional... Good and nice...


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