Time Passes by Like Clouds in the Sky

Time passes by like clouds in the sky.

Yesterday’s dreams may become today’s reality.

It’s not what you wanted them to be.


The article in L.A. Times was most interesting.

It was about “horology” – a study of “time” – a subject most of us waste a lot of. 

Sentenced criminals do.


It’s how we measure our aging.

Each of us is only given a limited amount of it.

Often, we don’t spend it as wisely as we should.

In our formative years we use it, often abuse it, in preparation for a future that some don’t have….

As humans, we only have limited control of our lives.

No one knows what our futures will be….

Are our lives governed or do we have “free choice” in things that happen, do we have a voice?

No one knows.

We can’t see around the corner.

Right from the beginning we don’t know how it will end.

We wake up in the morning, take a peek outside.

Whatever the weather, we have no choice but to abide.

Chorito handed me two pennies she found on the floor.

No longer handling money, I didn’t know we used them anymore.


I’m glad I don’t have to make a living from writing….

Any money I have earned from book “royalties” goes to my “handler” Judith. She donates to the Crippled Children’s Hospital (who took care of my granddaughter Jeannie pro bono when she contracted polio)….


(December 12, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on Amazon.com and other book seller sites.