wordsout by godfrey rust
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About time

They lied to us 
about time. 
We don't have time on our hands,
only the lines made by its slipping through our grasp.

Time isn't up
or on our side.
It moves to an unimaginable future
from an unredeemable past.

Time isn't money.
We can't save it, only spend it differently.
Time isn't short,
it's long as memory

and time isn't running out.
We have too much of it:
our doctors know 
too much time kills all of us at last.

Tomorrow always comes. 
It’s about time 
somebody did something 
about time.

Revised in 2019. 

Godfrey Rust 2000, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.