Silent Seconds In The Timeless Ward, a poem by Drem

Silent Seconds In The Timeless Ward, a poem by Drem

Written June 9, 2016

 

“There’s one clock in the hallway

across from the nurses’ station

but I can’t tell time.

The seconds move

and my thoughts keep pace with them.

But the hour never ticks along.

It’s stuck

for a few years now.

I’ve been stuck

for a few years now.

But it doesn’t take drugs

and it doesn’t remember

and it doesn’t feel pain

or know why it’s this way.

Otherwise, the clock and I,

we have so much in common.

We’re friends now.

Have been for awhile.

He’s in me.

Keeps me company

with the silent seconds

that never progress

to hours.

We both lose time.

But at least we have each other

in this timeless ward.

This timeless floor.

Stuck here together

for the past few years now.

We both don’t sleep

or eat too,

now that I think about it.

No wonder we get along…


2 thoughts on “Silent Seconds In The Timeless Ward, a poem by Drem

    1. I am so happy someone read this!!!! I’ve been sad all night that nobody read the two pieces I put up. Nobody commented. I felt like it was a waste. I’m coming back from a long hiatus so I think the people who used to read my work moved on and I felt very alone.

      ❤ Thank you for making me feel less alone and connecting with my work.

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