The Count (So Far)

hourglass

Sixty-two times around the sun

A thirty billion mile run

I’d clung to Earth both day and night

As twenty thousand times it spun

 

My life is four or five dogs old

The beating of my heart, untold

I’ve tholed a dozen presidents

And watched a score of wars unfold

 

And though time flows and hours gain

And moments seem to wax and wane

Within the cosmic hourglass

Time passes only grain by grain

 

(Originally posted 12-2016)

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