10. Empty Clocks and Plastic Pans

In a room of empty clocks and plastic plants, with no windows or doors,

just one desk lamp with a switch that says:


How does time pass?

In a corner there’s a bed that you can ignore

or dream in for
as long as you’re awake.

Would you miss change?

To anticipate, to fear

wishing to stay
miss what won’t return

and be, the only thing that’s unpredictable

and absolutely certain. How would you know

without comings and goings, which things are have been

and always will be?

Where will you go
to dive in from different shores

the abyss we return
to end, begin,

forget, remember, and move through

in slow motion?