Hourglass

The cold indifference of time
Chills me to the bone
I lie awake and think of you
Each minute I’m more alone
No sanctuary from myself
The unrelenting dark
Creeps into every thought
So consuming and stark

The futility of asking why
Answers that can never satisfy
Supplication and the lonely sky
Shadows in the mind’s eye

Morning brings fresh promises
Horizons far way
Rousing with the rising sun
Hope awakens with the day
The light illuminates
Memories stay as hours pass
Twilight brings closure and
A setting of the past

All the memories that will last
Will overshadow what was lost
The sands filter through so fast
Looking through the hourglass
Looking through the hourglass
The sands filter through so fast
Looking through the hourglass
Reflecting on the past