May 24, 2020

Time Keeps Moving

by Douglas Blaine Matthews (author's profile)


Time Keeps Moving

A day, a week, months and years,
A time of opacity, few smiles, many tears.
The black flower of civilized society I am within these walls,
When your sun rises, the moon in here falls.
But time keeps moving...

Hearts still beat, minds continue to wander
of the starlit November night or the spring's blue yonder.
Dreams still floating down the halls of my mind.
Caught in the air by memory, forever suspended in time.
And time keeps moving...

All things change, from one day to the next,
So I've learned to be patient instead of feeling vexed.
Calmed by the presence of parchment in care.
I have reason to smile, say the gray in my hair.
Time keeps moving...

So I float on the waves of this paceless current
Finding peace and stillness through the minds of contentment.
Obtaining what I need by expecting only nothing.
And listening for my breath while time keeps moving.
Because time keeps moving.

UCI Death Row 6-8-16 / 10:25 AM


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