Samuel S. Williams





Lost Time


In the future, you’ll say;


“We recorded passing periods

with nanoseconds and centuries

and how it wasn’t fazed by war,

desperation or the 1970’s.

We relied on it and one day it quit,

gave up and left without a trace,

can’t remember when exactly

but before now, somewhere in the past,

between when those two things happened.

We searched for it like we’d lost a pet,

put up posters and phoned around

but nobody had seen it in a while,





Samuel S. Williams  is a Funeral Director by day and a Poet by night; he works, writes and lives in his native Cornwall

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