What Time Is It?

At this moment if you set the alarm to get up at 3:47 this morning and when the alarm rings and you get up and turn it off and say:
What time is it? You’d say:

Now. Now.
Where am l?
Here! Here!

Then go back to sleep.
Get up at 9:00 tomorrow. Where am I?
What time is it?

Try 4:32 three weeks from next Thurs.
By God
It is – there’s no getting away from it –
That’s the way it is
That’s the
Eternal present

You finally figure out that it’s only the clock that’s going around..
It’s doing its thing but you – you’re sitting
Right Now

~Ram Dass