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Seconds Hand

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Seconds Hand


Once time's second hand 
did slip into mine
…delicate enough
Even as all of me, he grasped 
for-ever the paradox

Then tiny fingers, swiftly probed
Experiencing me?
Crossing unhindered
o'er palms, crevices and closures
Then deeper, delving
into my many
…lifelines entwined

So swiftly seconds go
Mostly moving unseen
So many they seem to be
Stretching Forevers', too belong

Yet of our seconds coming
we do not care to know
(Else we do not share to show)
Until its time to leave
Then they are all
...Countable

So it was just then with me
as Times second hand loosened
Having known now, every me
and I he; scarcely left
…Feeling my mortality

When they are of urgent needs
When of looking back regrets (indeed)
Lucidly revealing within seconds passing
Some days, sometimes, even weeks
Most men would give, if for theirs 
…Returning

When they are of late arrived
Most years, even decades
some men would gladly trade, even
every possibility, if only to breathe
…Just one more of these

Now this second is passed
Both done and undone of me
Elsewhere’s minutes are pushing
I notice this hours getting late

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