I Came To Understand How Time

I Came To Understand How Time

Today
I saw her walking;
She was pushing a baby in a stroller —
Her grandchild I guess.

Of all the pictures I have in my mind at this turning
I will recall this image:
She is pushing a baby
Walking.

Because at the seams of our lives
More enduring
Than what we call endings
Are what we call beginnings —

They are all seams;
But what I hold closest
Are what we call
Beginnings.

–posted on this seam
the turning of 5773
Since the creation of the world
As we reckon time,

james stone goodman
united states of america