Hourglass Sand

By E. Lexi Abbott

How would the world change

if you could see the time you had left

with an hourglass in your chest?

How many people would take their own sand

and try to put it into the hourglass of the ones they loved most?

Holding onto what we love in this world is already hard.

We forget the ease that we have by not seeing how much time we truly have left.

Everyday struggles and pain blind us.

The inability to truly know binds us.

And the moments keep ticking by while we stand still unsure of what actions to take.

The hourglass has never left.

Time keeps ticking by.

But worrying about it will not stop it’s current.

Begging and bartering falls on nonexistent ears.

We cannot crack open the hourglass.

We cannot gather more sand.

We cannot measure how long until the sand runs out.

So, instead we are encouraged to enjoy life.

To live as if the sand were not falling.

To pretend each of us is a desert with endless grains that can fall and create dunes of collected memories.

Remember that the hourglass exists

but do not let the anxiety of not being able to see it ruin your day.

Instead, smile and be grateful that the sand keeps falling.

– 1/16/2023

Image source: Dall.E rendered image.


Published by E. Lexi Abbott

A free spirit and a wild soul. I am a writer who is seeking the inspiration found in the crannies and nooks of life. My goal is to combine the world in my head with the world around me one page at a time.

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