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Zach Hapeman

Honorable Mention: 2016 Utmost Christian Poetry Contest $100
Second Prize Rhyming: 2016 Utmost Christian Poetry Contest $200

About this Poet:
Zach Hapeman is an author and illustrator working in New Brunswick, Canada. He loves to tell stories, play games, teach, preach and wonder at the world. He is a man of faith with a poet’s heart, drawn to the unusual and the broken. Zach writes scary, funny, clever and weird. You can follow him on Twitter @zhapeman and find out more about his latest projects at www.zachhapeman.com.

About this Poem:
A contemplation on God's relationship to time (2 Peter 3:8).

The Clockmaker

to the clockmaker. Time is a circle. He can trace it with his finger.
He pushes minutes to and fro, not letting seconds linger.
He asks the days and months and years respond to his demands.
He marks the full dimension of that flitting second hand.
He sees the front and back of time, its cogs and wheels and hinges.
He hears time’s inner-workings and can feel along its fringes.
He measures all the lines the moments have between each other.
He seats them ‘round the table within reach of one another.
He places hours and minutes beside, across, above, below.
He judges if their tickings pass too quickly or too slow.
He knows all there is to know of time, its paces and its patterns.
He is unhurried and unworried. Time doesn’t seem to matter

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