(read like to the beat of a metronome or a ticking clock)


Water drips,

puckered lips.

Tapping sounds,

making rounds. 

Hitting bars,

counting stars.

one, two, three, four.


Ticking clocks,

clacking rocks.

Clicking shoes,

waching news.

Closing eyes,

hearing cries.

sniffle, *hick*, sniffle *hick*.


Sitting still,

testing will.

Reading books,

casing looks.

Pacing feet,

making neat.

wipe, spray, scrub, sweep.


Looking 'round,

sleeping sound.

Nothing heard,

it's absurd.

Nothing's fine,

without time.

tick, tock, tick, tock.



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