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.

Published by Vibeke Hiatt

I am a wife, mother, and lifelong writer.

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