Construct of Time


Universal time beyond

What we can comprehend

And we, a flicker of life

In something without end


Only we hear the ticking

Our perception of life’s clock

As we hurl through endless space

On a five billion year old rock


That knows nothing of time

Or how frantic our short lives

It holds no great urgency

For an end that never arrives


It is sheer hubris to think

We leave behind a legacy

We are but a speck of ink

On a billion pages of history


But time is what we built

To measure and report

The brevity of our lives

In our time so very short


And within this construct

The second hand we chase

We rush to live fast enough

To win this human race


16 Responses to “Construct of Time”
  1. beth says:

    it is all running in place. until it’s not.

  2. It’s a trip through the construct of time and our existence. Enjoyed reading the piece Brad 😊

  3. Jim Borden says:

    and I wonder what the prize is if we win…

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A beautiful ode to the idea we call space and what it can represent to some. Lovely work my friend,

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a great piece. Time is an interesting topic as I believe it is very brief indeed. This poem made me think of a lovely woman I follow who told a story that I read about how a woman she followed was dying. When she did her book made the New York Ten Best Sellers list. I believe that I should try to make a difference while I am here, even if it is through my daughter or even my work. It is the time after this that for me I look forward too. Brad your poetry will live on. Love Jonikens xoxoxo

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