We harness time with clock hands,
pushing back and leaping forward
in a designed whim to master the sun.
Whether the gold marble sparkles in blue
or hides behind clouded gray, its light
is assigned to space crowded by immediate.
Freedom exhales a weighted sigh
it must be bound by ticking handcuffs
to a schedule minute inked with frenzy.
©Susie Clevenger 2015