Time by Chris Hayden

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Clocks go tick tock

and represent the time,

but time is a tricky thing.

 

It’s noon here —

but it’s 10 AM where my

friends are in New Mexico.

 

They say if we can find a way

to travel at the speed of light,

time would actually slow down.

 

Perceptions of time change —

if you don’t believe me,

have a minute of pleasure

followed by a minute of pain

and tell me if they feel the same.

 

I can’t change the past.

I live in the present,

and wonder what the future holds.

 

When I wrote the last line I was

in the present, but now it’s in the past

and this line was the future. Time

is a tricky thing.

 

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