Clock on the mantelpiece beats like my heart
More regular.not affected by emotion,vision,thought.
Cats stand proudly in their grey stone bodies
As if at the entrance to some other world.
The heating comes on with a bump,
and suddenly darkness has come to earth.
Clock,clock forever beating,
Will my heart outstay you?
will you tick for someone else?
Though strong in silver case
you feel nothing
give me another heart instead
to share my feelings.
Let another heart beat alongside mine,
and we’ll be tuned in unison,
sing our song of love,
or heartbreak.Human,made of flesh
We will drop like leaves
still the infernal clock beats steadily
controlled by,not love
but radio waves.Imagine now
these waves multi-layered across the earth
carrying shopping lists,time,date.
whilst we go on living ,
hearts fluttering like a cloud of butterflies,
see they go now
into the soft tenderness of your hands