Gift Of Time

Finalist in the 'The Inside Story 2020' competition

Time was wrapped up as a gift,
And given to me in glass.
A message on the bottom said;
Life is temporary, it is bound to pass.
I placed it upon a shelf,
For what i thought was the ideal spot.
Although I glanced at it couple times,
It stayed unchanged a lot.
I traded the grains for memories,
Moments that were worthwhile,
I took time to make some more,
To later pass onto my child.
I know each grain will drain away,
With not one piece that lingers.
I need to ensure I don’t waste my time,
Before it slips through my fingers.