Once again, joining Willow at Magpie Tales for another enigmatic prompt! For a real treat, do check out all the other participants...
I was standing at the edge
of the biggest watch
in the world, which a minute ago
when it was tucked into Newton's pocket.
The watch fell out and grew and grew
as if it were a conquering Goliath,
Have no fear, just fall into me.
So I tumbled like Alice
diving into Mr. Carroll's epic.
As I slid I wondered if a renowned author
was composing me to last forever too.
I asked the cliched question,
"What time is it ?"
Time itself answered me,
chiming a measured beat.
Springs and gears spun under my feet.
I wandered within a playing field
where I twirled on the second hand,
and kicked a minute to outer space.
I got hold of an hour and pulled time to a halt,
causing a breath to die tomorrow
instead of today.
A tiny hammer lifted to strike me,
as I became one with time.
Wound up by God,
I'm still ticking
in the clockwork universe.