Shadows of Time

Shadow chased
about the hours:

second hands
soon catching up

but only then
pretend to hold

and run along
around again

for time cannot
possess itself

or anything
beyond a thought

because it is
a shadow too

ever pursued
never caught.

Shadows of Time © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: May 3, 2019