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They have imagined something they call time.

They chain it to their wrists.

They do time.

Make it, save it.  Borrow, buy

and spend it.  Time crawls, they say. Time flies.

It warps and bends.

They lose it and collect it.

They freeze it.

Time out.

Time in.

Time off.

In time.

On time. About time.

Some claim to have all the time in the world.

Double, half, and quarter,

full time. Time and a half, and unpaid over,

hard and break and

just-in-

time.

Quitting time.

Some have none to spare.

Some are completely out.

Good time, they say.  Bad.      Real time. Time out of mind.

They try to kill it.

Their stories speak of time machines.

They dream.




Bette Lynch Husted's collection of memoir essays, Above the Clearwater: Living on Stolen Land, was a finalist for both the 2004 Oregon Book Award and the 2005 WILLA Award (Women Writing the West) in creative nonfiction. A poetry chapbook, After Fire, was published by Puddinghouse in 2002; Triplopia nominated her poem "Tending Adobe" for a Pushcart Prize. Her essays, poems, and stories have appeared in Oregon Humanities, Fourth Genre, Prairie Schooner, Northwest Review, Natural Bridge, and other journals. She was a 1994 Fishtrap Fellow.
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