time

5-7-5 (take two-hundred-and-three : clockwatching)

I watch the hands turn

holdingĀ each beat perfectly

until the last one

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One Minute Rhyme Mark XLVII : The Haslein Principle

in my head I’m thirty three
but just turned forty nine
I wonder what my body
has been doing all this time
perhaps a wormhole caught me
and sucked away my youth
or I kipped like Rip Van Winkle
perhaps therein lies the truth?
though now it’s academic
I’m no longer thirty three
but still I am not willing
to accept maturity.