I want to lie down,
Let waves of years wash over me.
Days ebb and flow, I drown
In the numbness and oddity
Of time wasted and hoarded.
This simple test, this vapor,
Passes so slowly by my broken watch.
Even as these hours taper,
I find brand new chances to botch,
And throw away.
Can you hear my ticking heartbeats?
If you can’t, I am alone.
I curl up in defeat,
A heavy, dead stone,
Until you speak life to me again.