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  • Writer's pictureVilma Ginzberg

Once Upon a Time

once upon a time

when there was no time

and there was only time

and no one knew how to spend time

and time was on their hands

and they wasted time

and time stood still

and time flew by

there was a clock

that didn’t know what to do

that wondered whether

to flail his hands about

or keep his hands in one place

and if so

in what place

on what numbers

and so he waited

with both hands up

as if in prayer

i wait for you

he said

to make my movements meaningful

set me in motion

when you are ready

then i will be invisible

in the background

but here is the thing

whether you use me or not

i will disappear

© Vilma Olsvary Ginzberg, 07-22-2020

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