Time consumes us
like a branch over a river,
getting wet, floating,
wanting to stay still
but as the river flows,
it goes. 

Time consumes us
like vapor over a smile,
evaporating, invigorating,
wanting to persist
but as the wind comes,
it goes.  

Once and again,
repeating itself,
finding oneself
each time renewed. 
Signature Lina Ru