A string of pearls, listless and bemused,
hangs languidly from the hands of the clock,
striking slowly with little intent.
Pointedly, the hands drag and stalk the Hours,
marking the March of Minutes.
And I wait.
I take a step, with precision and exactness.
Then I wait some more,
the tightrope I walk swinging and swaying.
Slender beneath my feet.
I inch forward, tickling the wire a fraction at a time,
then I stop. I am poised. Listening to the creak of the string, swaying.
And I’m waiting.