“Tense Clockwork”–Abby Talmadge

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Future living is for life suckers,
so I stopped and exhaled a 2 year breath.
Being a Princess I found myself
opening too much present
with endless sprawling emotion ribbon
enough to wrap 9 pink mummies.
But I’ve been in the past
and circles and I are too familiar
to drive down memory lane
without catastrophic wrecks.

So at what hour does the clock strike right for me?

Probably somewhere around sanity:28
But who the hell doesn’t round to 30 when telling time?