Eyba Brown

Doctor Time (poem), by Eyba “Prime Time” Brown

We’ve heard the expression, “Time heals all wounds.” But the question I ask, is that a true statement?

Does that statement apply to physicall illness? Because certain aliments are terminal and all time does is speed one closer to death.

Does that statement apply to mental distress? Because of the nature of the world, we all witness death in one form or another, and all time does is masquerade the truth. One does not truly forget and all time does is prolong the meaning.

Does that statement apply to emotional strain? Because a broken heart is still broken. Maybe the pieces work differently, if they do not freeze and become cold.

Time does not surgically heal all wounds. Time is a doctor that has no procedural remedy for prison. Your time in prison is a period that is erased from your life forever. The person you would have been at 20 – 25 – 30 or whatever age, for how ever long spent behind bars are irretrivable kismet interim.

What about the damage time does to a loved one of someone in prison? Time is definitely considered a wound, and as time pass, that wound festers, spreads, and decays.

What about the psychological impairment a loved one causes the imprisoned as they drift in and out of the person’s life as time goes on. The longer the drift the deeper the hurt, in this instance time does not carry any relief–only affliction.

Don’t get me wrong Doctor Time does have his moments. The passage of time is great for education, experience, and growth, but those things are normally attributed to Father Time.

Doctor Time deals with the wounds of the misfortune, and sole job is to surgically mend those wounds.

Even as Doctor Time’s magical instruments continues to tick and to tock. Some wounds are too deep for time to touch.

Eyba Brown
DOC #397750

Categories: Eyba Brown, poems

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