Of things possessed

i am not possessed of possessions
things in transition from one state
to becoming something other than they are
every pot and pan each book and tablet
a garden and home all transitory
even the thread that binds a shirt
changing neither a possession nor
possessed not owned allowed
this mind that writes these words
changing what was thought possessed
now gone replaced the words on loan
we are all things that ever were
what we will become is never kept
the only real thing that can be possessed
is this moment this second of time
this hand tick on the eternal clock
things do not belong to us as we do not
belong to ourselves we are part of everything

©2010, Donald Harbour