All the World’s a Broken Clock

All the world’s a broken clock
For some reason the cogs have stuck
Yet pretentiously it goes ‘tick tock’
And no one seems to give a—-

Fractured lines across
Glass, we thought unbreakable
Fragile after all

It hangs delicately from its place on the wall
Muffled ticking, like a sickly heartbeat,
Purring from beneath shiny glass
Like a caged animal counting away the hours

For all the world’s a broken clock,
And we all pretend it’s fine
We walk past springs but I think in fact
We’re running out of time

If you can’t fix it,
At least don’t break it further
It’s not what we want
But it’s all we have


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