Drip Drop

While waiting in line to converse with a bureaucrat, my gaze settled on the wall clock in front of me. Its second hand moved steadily like grains of sand through an hourglass, smooth, panic-inducing. Unstoppable, the moments stream away– I like it better when the seconds tick, because at least in that instant before the second hand moves to the next you can think there’s still time.  

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4 thoughts on “Drip Drop

  1. SOOO true! I have exactly the same thoughts when I look at the clock with a continuous moving second hand… It is panic-inducing. Although…there is a degree of panic in the ticking hand as well.

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