Time

by Maggie Donnelly

Time is a series of waves
Pulled by a mysterious force,
Always in motion
And carrying us with it.

On the wave, things are never the same
from one moment to the next
Sometimes,
It feels as though
We are standing on the crest of the wave.
Other times, it breaks
beneath our feet.

Right now,
There is so much sadness
And fear.
The sadness of separation,
The fear of the unknown,
Longing for the way things used to be,
And disappointments.
Over opportunities reached for,
But missed.

Maybe,
Other opportunities,
Unknown,
Unexpected,
But still important,
Will arise.
Opportunities for reflection,
For healing,
For preparation.

The wave that broke will make room for another.