Time Wears Gloves

by Ethan Kim, age 16; Sara Traynor, age 16; and Reagan Prior, age 16
Time Wears Gloves Ethan Kim is a junior at Nyack High School. He is an avid poet who writes and edits for his school's literary magazine. / Sara is a junior at Clarkstown South High School. She writes everything, but really likes memoir. In fiction, she often includes a nefarious character named Janine. / Reagan Prior is a junior at Clarkstown South High School. She likes to write fantastical and thrilling fiction. She likes thunderstorms better than sunshine.

“Time wears gloves on its hands. / It tiptoes past us, / Cautious of alerting us to its shadowy presence. / We only notice its movement once it has gone.”

     

Time wears gloves on its hands.

It tiptoes past us,

Cautious of alerting us to its shadowy presence.

We only notice its movement once it has gone.

 

It tiptoes past us,

The absence echoes other absences, stolen and loved.

We only notice its movement once it has gone.

Ghosts coat all our rooms in dust, the fixtures in dust.

 

The absence echoes other absences, stolen and loved.

Plucking memories without a trace

Ghosts coat all our rooms in dust, the fixtures in dust.

My mind used to be so much more.

 

Plucking memories without a trace

I feel empty

My mind used to be so much more

I long for the beach. I want to feel the sand tickle my toes

 

I feel empty

Time wears gloves on its hands.

I long for the beach. I want to feel the sand tickle my toes

Cautious of alerting us to its shadowy presence.

 

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