add 30 seconds to anytime,
what’s that interval?
hell, double it
have you ever had a day that lasts three
or one that goes so fast it’s past —instantly?
are those durations short or long,
if hours mean anything?
subtract 5 hours from anytime
do we really think we’ve minced minutes?
as we tick them off are they really not there?
there’s a continuum called now
outside of which is guesswork
because our instruments only work here
slice it anyway you want
still ………. whole
our clocks do not
now is never what it was before
because things change
and will change again, now,
not yesterday or tomorrow
it only happens now
now is the only thing we have to work with
now only knocks now
by Jim Culleny