April 14, 2008

Hands of Time

By Charles Sapp II

Wrinkles in time’s hands
as minutes and seconds slip from its grip.
Bones protrude the thin surface of skin
and veins rise from being overworked.
Callous from weathered leather
yet still sensitive to the slightest touch.

Interpreters of reality and messengers
that writes our future and records the present
for tomorrow’s yesterday.

Dexterous manipulation
of physical and inert material
crafted from imagination and brought to life by action,
molded by crushing fingers,
smoothed by the caress of grace and softness
adding the finishing touches of detail on
a living masterpiece.