They Thought It Time

They thought it time

to build a cathedral

with gothic towers 


into the clouds.

It seemed time

but as it rose

the dry ground crumbled

and cracked around it

leaving only a few

distorted stones 


It had seemed like time

but it was too late,

much too late

the cracks were already open

the foundations had fractured

and there was no one to watch 

as it floated away

with the clouds.


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