Shattered Reflections

Beauty from the Broken

Racing, racing

I’m competing against time even though

Clocks never challenged me to a duel

I never watched watches, not until

My head clicked, clicked away from

Warmth

It was held, this mind, like

An eye in its hollow

Covered, like dew in a meadow

But I went blind and thought

I could see right until my lines

Went blurry and then I had to hurry

Stop.

I can’t catch up, the seconds tock by

And I’m nothing but flailing limbs and

Failed tries

A human with a mask

What is it? they ask

What makes these sinews dance?

What

Am I without romance

Or

Art?

Just a lonely mass of heart and bone and

Blood

Who told you I was anyone?

Breath,

Take a breath

Time’s going somewhere, but

It won’t reach its end before I’ve begun

Growing, growing

Pushing, reaching

I’m

Here now, encompassed in love now

Your beating pulse like a compass, pointing

North

Because it’s true

Time’s not the culprit, it’s you

Fear, it’s you

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