Time’s Table

 Language is crafted from consciousness,
 Carefully and slowly, bearing up
 The weight of all our long memories.
 And at this table we oft do sup
 And there dwell on this reflection.
 That all we be is in all we see,
 And from silence this sight we free.

Featured image: ‘Still Life with a Gilt Cup,” by Willem Claesz, 1635. Image in the public domain.

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