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by Leah Laiben

"I think I'm suicidal,"
said the mother to the clock.

A blank face stared back at her
but dare not did it stop.

"Perhaps I'm only frightened,"
she persuaded herself.

But the clock just kept mocking tic-tocking her
from high upon its shelf.


Posted on 07/30/2005
Copyright © 2021 Leah Laiben

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Olivia Weinkein on 07/30/05 at 07:47 AM

creepy. kill the clock. (who needs time anyway)

Posted by Jo Halliday on 08/08/09 at 02:35 PM

Few words, and yet so effective.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/02/16 at 02:32 PM

Great POTD! Disturbing interface between these two and leaves me haunted. Well done. Loved the "mocking tic-tocking".

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