The Clock is Ticking

Tik Tok Tik Tok…
the clock ticked.
Tik, the second goes by unnoticed
a little too fast
sometimes a little too slow.
Tik, the second went by when I met you,
Tok, the second went by when we parted ways.

Tik Tok Tik Tok…
the clock ticks by
I wonder if I miss you or just the idea of you.
It’s just the idea of you.

Tik Tok Tik Tok
the clock ticks by
I’m staring at the wall in midnight
trying to bring me back from the seconds we spent.

Tik Tok Tik Tok…
the clock ticks by,
we met, we talked,
we walked hand in hand,
we kissed, we dreamed
of a future that was never to come.
All that while you made me want to believe in you
and the moment I did
you broke me.

Tik Tok Tik Tok…
I hear the clock ticking by.
I’m not broken but slightly disheartened,
losing faith in the existence of kind,
losing faith in myself.
I’m holding on to the endless sky,
to an abstract strength,
to words of my loved ones
trying not to lose myself.

Tik Tok Tik Tok…
the clock is ticking by,
asking me to rebuild myself,
bring myself to a state
where it won’t matter ever again.

But should I?

Tik Tok Tik Tok…
seconds churning into minutes into hours into days
the clock will never stop ticking.
Even when my breath stops,
even when the world collapses
inside of me or outside physically,
the clock will never stop ticking.

So, I raise myself up again.
let me not lose hope,
let me not give up,
let me once again get to know myself & the world around
because the clock won’t stop ticking
Tik Tok Tik Tok Tik Tok…

 

[For song lovers: Thank you, next by Ariana Grande https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUme0h-uPP4

Rise by Jonas Blue and team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEG4xZUP2qo

and Fine by Noah Kahan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XiQ_FOwNHY  ]

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