Alarm

 
 

I am Alarm

and I know special tricks

I’m able to

stop all clocks

from their ticks–

their two-timing tocks

can’t circle or click

when Alarm is around

the slow becomes quick

the quick pulls up short

and slows like a thick

fictional current

which in fact

–it is–

Since day into night

is all that must stick

dark into bright

wickless or wick

Alarm knows

that time flows

both ways, so splits

–the dif-fer-ence–

clapping bells

to transmit.

Karen Robiscoe dba CHARRONs CHATTER

©Karen Robiscoe

Daily Prompt: Power

I chose time travel as my superpower, because of what the poem says. Time is a man-made concept–an illusion.

 
 

About Charron's Chatter

I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

18 Responses to “Alarm”

  1. A great use of a superpower .. yay 🙂

    • I was going to write something about languages naturally, but nothing came out when i squeezed that tree…:) I am Babylon this morning. 🙂

      Get it? Babbling…Babylon?

      (one of my fave Bible stories, for all that the details are sketchy, anymore. that was what that Ziggurat break poem was based on…sketchy details!! lo lo lo)

    • ♫ ba the reevers ove Babeelon ♪

  2. I should record this and set it as my daily wake up alarm 🙂 But I use the snooze button too many times I would never get past special tricks 😉

  3. girl, you’re a brilliant writer ! Funn! I’ve missed you so!

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