Second: Poetry 101 Rehab Challenge

This post is a response to the wonderful Mara Eastern’s Poetry 101 Rehab class, which you can check out here:

The theme this week is Second, and here is my effort.


Tick, Tick, Tick

Since you left
No-one has bothered to fix
That clock, the one that hangs
On our kitchen wall.

Tick, Tick

The valiant second hand struggles in vain
To move on,
Repeating the same mistake,
Striving, but never quite making
That vital step forward.


A constant reminder,
Every second without you
A courageous failure.
Why does it even bother?


8 thoughts on “Second: Poetry 101 Rehab Challenge

  1. The click of the clock, like a beat of the heart. Really liked it, very powerful. Thanks for sharing, already looking forward to reading more…

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