When did time become made real?
In the cradle of the universe? As the solar system formed?
When organisms flourished?
As the human era dawned?
Does God, all infinite and wise, measure time like us?
If God has always been, indeed,
Then when does God begin?
“In the beginning” kicks off Genesis,
The creator’s task unveiled.
“In our beginning” sings my conscience,
An inconvenience, for my sake.
If time can only come to bear
When humans can conceive it,
Is time a hard, existing chain,
Or merely an illusion?
(From a prompt: “Time is an illusion.”)