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.
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
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.