Somehow Time Stopped

Somehow the clock has stopped.
Time is standing still
Here in familiar ground,
  Familiar space, familiar time
  Familiar views, familiar people.
Here we sit as usual with
  Time standing still.
But slowly, ever so slowly time is creeping by
  In your shrinking,
  In your graying,
  In your growing silence.
Time stands still here ...
  Somehow ..
    In the waiting
    In the peace and quiet
Time stands still
  -- for a time.

©2009 John A. Mills