And observe as the world goes by
Softly ticking to succession
However you look at it.
Hold your watch,
Press it against your ear,
As you would a seashell, listening to the ocean.
Except this time, you are listening to Infinity
Ticktickticktick is what you hear, never tock.
That's what you hear on clocks, not watches.
I wore a watch once,
But they were never satisfied with me,
Though I tried to understand them.
Tried to understand that the world would go on ticking
Even when I fell in depression or fear or self pity
I would watch my watch, but it was never eternal,
They would end up broken or lost or something like that
So I would have to rely on my phone
For the time.
My phone doesn't tick
My phone doesn't tock
It just shows the time.
You don't have to squint your eyes
To assure yourself that you saw the time right
The time was just there, in big font, on my phone
But for eternal, not so.