The Curse of Chronology

Snake O’Clock – Laurel Caplan

Bennet Gillespie

From hidden rivers flowing ‘neath the earth,

To gilded forests scraping ‘gainst the sky,

Moss-covered clocks remind us of our worth;

Remind us of the truth we must deny;

Put hammer to the watch and hourglass;

Be rid of seconds, minutes, hours, days!

Create a world where lifetimes freely pass,

Unburdened by those obsolescent ways;

While some believe their deeds live evermore,

Death’s icy hand makes no such guarantee;

Instead return to how it was before

There was a need for fragile legacy;

So take to heart the lessons of this rhyme;

And join me in this war waged against time.