The Hands of Time

Just a little thinking about time

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The Hands of Time

The
hands
of
time
go hay-
wire, un-
like
elect-
ric-
ity.

The
hands,
con-
duct-
ing
time,
jerk
for-
ward

just-like-that.
just-like-that.

Elect-
ric-
ity
starts
with
a
flick
of
a switch;
time
unleashes
from
a
coiled
spring

Turn
on
a
light,
turn
off
a
light

Try
that
with
time.

Time’s
hands
chop
chop
chop
away
seconds,
blink
and
it’s
minutes,

Time’s
face
stares
past
its
hands,
at first
content,

but then
secondsandseconds andminutesandminutes
churnintohoursandhoursanddaysandmonthsandyears

and then
the face
sags and fadesandcracks
and then
the secondsandhoursandminutesanddaysandyears areup!

thespringunwinds
thelightshutsoff
theroomgoesdark

but time,
time,
time,
has
not
stopped.


Randy Mazie

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4 thoughts on “The Hands of Time

  1. I love when poetry gets structural. It’s not easy to pull off, but this situation works great for the execution. The slowness and acceleration really show through. Well done! 😀

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