Sometimes the Clock Stops

Sometimes the Clock Stops

A Poem by redzone

....we need a new clock


Sometimes the Clock Stops



sometimes the clock stops

then in second-hand movements

runs backward

making the present

seem like the past

strange indeed

since time’s arrow

is not flexible

yet have we returned

to 1938

shattered glass liters the hours

as little hand words become guns

and the world can see

if it dares to look

the clock has lost its springs


sometimes the clock stops

not even being correct twice a day


it’s time

long past time

for a whole new clock


Aztec Warrior/redzone 5.23.20

© 2020 redzone

Author's Note

...thanks for reading

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This is fantastic. Time moves in one direction but we know that memories take us back and history repeats and it feels like we've time traveled.

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

while some may enjoy time travel, going back to slave days even, I would not want to repeat those ye.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Months Ago

Yes, true. All of it. Love what you said about lock or liberate. And you are welcome of course.
Time is a tyrant to most...the clock ever fading into the mirage of history/histories and the seconds bleeding into this reality create a surreal and nostalgic wave at times...the emotion in this piece is wonderfully expressed as always :)

Posted 5 Months Ago

History seems to always repeat itself...and we don't learn from those hands going backwards at all.
powerful words here.

Posted 6 Months Ago

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Added on May 24, 2020
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