Time’s a Privilege…


If a tick followed a tock; if the world still turned out there, you’d know not.

In here, time’s metronome sways only to the eyes of the privileged. All you’re given is their rendering: they choose night, they choose day. They impose a rhythm that is arrhythmic; a cadence that upsets your own and summons the oddest motion sickness. Each meal you have here is served to intense, or to no hunger. Each hour for sleep you either seize, or eschew. You’re pitched into and pulled by their strange and straying flow; a stick in a turbulent stream. While outside you’re sure time’s arrow runs un-delayed and linear.

Take heart; a single bearing can be obtained from within—listen to it; your heart; not for what it says—but for how it beats. Seventy at rest yes? Then rest a moment, a finger on your pulse and count…

 Three score and ten.

 See—that minute was yours. That minute you rode the arrow outside.

I shall wander…

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6 thoughts on “Time’s a Privilege…”

  1. I find your excerpt decidedly hypnotic, the metronome’s beat spoken of at the beginning permeates the subsequent text throughout its entirety with a graceful touch. Not that it sends me to sleep, but there is the capability to entrance perhaps. Lyrical indeed 🙂 sonmicloud.

    1. Glad it ticks the tock, written in second person it was – the protagonist’s narrator and reaffirming (mind) chorus effectively – too limited a tool, that viewpoint, I realised after many lonely months to tell the whole story so demoted to chapter prologue it is–with its other dittyish brethren. Second person is the premise of the self help book it seems.

      1. Time is so often like so much nebulous smog when it comes to rays of light hitting the spot, but I am glad you found the right path for your tome. Are you of the persuasion to have it re-blogged, by a girl on a cloud? I understand entirely if not of course. – sonmicloud

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