The Universe Has No Hourglass (NaPoWriMo)


The Universe Has No Hourglass
By Donna M. Monnig

Cosmically, time is an endless,
vast repository of events
coalescing, blending, merging,
an intricate quilt of galaxies,
stars, protoplanetary specks of dust:
Gravity, stitching the fabric of motion.

The Universe has no hourglass.

Humanity, time is fleeting,
every moment measured to
the last hour, minute, second.
Events blurring together repetitiously,
indistinguishable to the human mind.
The sand always runs out in the end.

The Universe has no hourglass.

The Universe exists in the infinity of time,
humans cannot outlast dust. Separate,
strikingly opposite. Together, complimentary.
A paradox: Is there sound in the metaphorical
forest if no one hears the tree fall? Does a
Universe exist without beings who know it?

The Universe has no hourglass.

© 2017 Donna M. Monnig

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About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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2 Responses to The Universe Has No Hourglass (NaPoWriMo)

  1. Anni says:

    Wow! I really enjoyed your “refrain” – and the verses in between as well!

    Liked by 1 person

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