Friday, February 12, 2010

Tick

tick
tick
tick
the seconds passed
like heartbeats
tick
tick
when I was a child
I had my first watch
non digital
and it would
tick
tick
tick
I wore it to sleep
slid beneath my pillow
the slightly muffled
tick
tick
sending me to dreams
peaceful and serene
tick
tick
tick
a few years later
I found my grandfather's
old pocket watches
tick
tucked in a drawer
wound one and it answered
tick
tick
tick
beside my head
it pulled me to slumber
tick
tick
and to this day
if ever I can't settle
my troubled brain can't still
I turn to the
tick
tick
tick
tick