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Watch for timelessness instead

I was reading Baudelaire today, who is reputed to have shot a clock, so I was reminded of one of my older poems…

a watch is a little

glass prison

for time –

where the seconds

serve a life sentence

without the possibility

of parole.

people like to wear

captive time

around their wrist.

when all the seconds are numbered and can never escape,

they call the watch good.



counting down

to the end.

I’d like to start a petition

to free time

I’d like to see it


and watch

for timelessness instead.

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