The Cube of Time

All I see now from my bed are pink tile and nurses filing in and out

Doing their best to keep my spirits from dragging across the floor

Upon the opening of that door,

A bright light shines in as my son brings in a blank television screen,

And sets it down slowly on the desk where the food I cannot consume anymore lies

He smiles as from behind his back he reveals the relic;

The cube of time!

It has once again entered my life brought forth by one so close to my heart

As he drags the cords along the tile,

I see my brother follow them as he once followed me

I slowly rise out of bed and hook the cables up myself; my last mission!

With eyes that lose their sight and hands that were once steady

Time travels backwards once the cube awakens from its slumber

The memories wash over me like a flood,

Freeing me from the oppression of Father Time who knocks upon my door,

Yet I do not hear the knocks but instead I hear voices:

Mother?

Father?

My brothers?

I look down at the vessel brought forth to control the cube

And notice that the buttons are wet with fresh water

I suppose these are the tears I have searched for since they all left this world


Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson is a senior majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. When he is not reading or writing, you can find him either playing video games or hanging out with his family. Someday his motivation will allow him to write about all the ideas he has stuffed in his head! For now, however, he will just settle with jotting down whatever he can.

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