The clock

by joetwo

Tick Tock!

The constant click of hands keeping time

Each metallic clank eating into my skull

Trying to force open eyes sealed in hope

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Tick Tock!

Never ending, it seems to get louder the more I try to ignore it

The artificial sound an anomaly in this witching hour quiet

A presence usually ignored now centre stage

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Tick Tock!

I endeavour to take another look

Perhaps I still have time, time to get a nights sleep

The face says no, hands moving inexorably towards the morning

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Tick Tock

I try to let it flow through me

Erase it from my mind, doze a little perhaps

But a pale light from the window, suns return, says no, too late

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