Dials and Bells

Dials and Bells

looking up skywards
   we can't fail to see

      dials and bells
      on a tower face


   marking time
sounding alarms

   as our lives tick by
chimes ringing out


      we can yell
   we can scream
whisper or shout

dials mark time
   in a visual way


      but now we find
   we may not know
   or even understand


      what time is
or how it flows


   what really matters 
with the time we have
      is how we grow
and what we grow into

Remindering the Future

Remindering the Future

Flower shop
tulips have
opened,
flash of
purple beauty,
may remind us
of coming time,
future unknown.
We wait
increasingly
impatient,
wanting to
know our
futures.

So much
to learn,
if we can
hear and see
the lesson.
We have
time now
to become
almost what
we want
to be
on the day
we’ll die.