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Killing Time

You can’t really kill time

It has a life all its own

Which it expends endlessly at its own pace

Time, the great master of our existence

That we only notice when we breathe

What fills your time these days?

As if time were a vessel to be filled

You move from task to task

Dotting I’s and crossing T’s

Deathly afraid to waste time

But time cannot be wasted

It moves forward regardless of us

Irrespective of our exertions

Or lack thereof

We do not possess time

On time, over time, under time, in time

If time only had a nick

Time runs in one direction

And we run after time

I could say more, but I’m out of time.

Nothing Really Matters, Except Everything