Saturday, 31 January 2009
~~~Time Brings Age~~~
"And so the years pass." ---S.K. "Lisey's Story"
Sitting in this room all alone, staring at the clock on the mantle-
I watch it's hands move, slowly ticking away the seconds;
The rhythmn of its ticking in sync with the beating of my heart.
One beat, two-
Tick, tick, tick;
slipping by. . .
Close my eyes and this ticking continues inside my head,
Beating, pulsing, pounding out this song inside my head-
Steady like the metronome, so why don't I feel steady?
The calm before the storm, chaos upon the sea.
Time brings age,
Then turns the page;
Dreams earn fray,
Day by day by day.
Nothing stays the same,
Yet history repeats in
to and fro then back again-
spiral. . .
Sitting in this cold and lonely room, staring at the clock upon the mantle-
I count the beats of my heart, the breaths I take, the seconds that pass;
Each one more precious than the last, each slipping, slipping, slipping
further from my grasp.