I Control Time (a poem)
I control time.
The hands of the clock surrender to my fingers.
Forward and backward, inside-out and outside-in.
The past is the future and the present is timeless.
Actions of today become feats of a past year.
Words understood before they are spoken.
Thoughts and feelings erased from existence.
Time measured and time felt. Time passed and time allayed.
A moment stilled, grasped, turned, examined.
Replaced. The timeline shifted.
A minute stretched; an hour compacted.
Time to stop and time to move.
Take the time to stop time.
Set the course and set it free.