Do you mark the time?
Or is that very question a joke to you:
an affront, an impossibility, an unthinkable thing?
Has time overwhelmed you?
Constantly rushing on
opening every closed door
invading every private space
every moment of rest and contemplation?
The Scriptures teach that we should
number our days
that we might apply our hearts to wisdom.
stop long enough for me to count,
to measure, to mark.