that they moved through time
changed and changed and stayed the same
there, somewhere in time
Adapted from a passage in the book. Spartina, (1990, Avon Books, New York) by John Casey.
Mr. Casey wrote,
They all got mixed in, they stayed themselves. Permeable, yielding to each other, how could they stay themselves. The notion was as dizzying as the notion that time moved through them, that they moved through time. They changed and changed and stayed the same.
They were here, they were gone, they were somewhere in time. But if there was no time that mattered but the time that was inside them, then they’d be nowhere.
In celebration of 31 years of marriage to my dear friend.
We have changed and changed and stayed the same.
Here, gone, somewhere in time.