Timekeeper

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A lyrical poem celebrating a domestic object we normally take for granted, and giving the commonplace object special, original qualities.

The indomitable timekeeper stares unwavering into oblivion.
A constant companion imprisoned behind an impervious glass facade.
A relentless reminder of a life that marches on.
Destined to provide an endless unbroken cycle of seconds, minutes and hours.
One hand follows another in a circular dance, passing gracefully, briefly caressing.

Twin ebony shards boldly point towards countless futures and a myriad of choices.
In the silence,
a trapped heartbeat echoes the ebb and flow of life's seasons,
fleeting moments, defined by days that greet the sun and endure the rain.
Until the ever watchful sentinel slows and reluctantly succumbs to the dark waltz
of a frozen and perpetual sleep.

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