The Nature of Time

The Complexity of Detail, Olivia Offutt

It rises

And falls

Like breath

Between whispers

It twists

Turns upon itself


always will it swallow itself

moment gorging on moment

A snake eating its own tail



to consume.

About the Author

Colette Creamer · University of Richmond

Colette Creamer is a senior Biology, Latin, and Classics major at the University of Richmond, Virginia. “The Nature of Time” first appeared in the school’s creative magazine The Messenger. 

About the Artist

Olivia Offutt · George Mason University

This piece first appeared in Volition. For more of Olivia Offutt’s art, visit her Instagram @oliviaoffuttillustration.

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