Time, Take Me Away

Written by: Celeste Butler-Mendez

Peering out my bedroom window, 
alarm clock's beeping time away. 
although the hour's ticking on 
time has stopped; forever gone... 

a burning torch has lit the sky 
field mice toil through cedar pine 
a parrot tidies up her nest 
hatchlings clamor at her breast. 

In my mind, I've drifted off 
to places where "old" time can't go. 
I daydream here and stay a spell 
however long, I could not tell... 

enshrouded in a cloud of dust, 
streetlamps warm sand flies. 
rain clouds slip behind the moon. 
tree frogs croak in tune. 

I can't remember where I went 
or how long I'd been gone. 
but here, I'll linger knowing I'm 
just fond of wasting time...