Life on the Short Hand

April 19, 2011
By , Leawood, KS
Clocks are neutral sentinels
With crawling second hands
Il tourne lentement

This September afternoon
7th hour, French class, a soccer game awaits
Huit minutes
Move, hand, Move
“No,” it says, and continues its slow pace
S'il vous plaît, horloge, aller plus vite

I receive the same staccato answer
I give up on the stubborn clock and look away
Its refusal still ringing loudly in my ears
Then bang
It hits me
A whole year has flown by
Et maintenant, je le veux revenir

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CrimeOfRhyme said...
May 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Wow. I read this right before I went to the hospital. They had said I was going to die of cancer. Then I was healed. 
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