She tattoos the ticking seconds
In five bar gates
With her indelible Indian ink hands

Time never waits
Time never stands
Still while she gropes with sightless fingers

For yet another skin-tight space
To sweep the hands and sardonic smile
Off the timekeeper’s face.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #134

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