Tarnish

Slipped up words
coagulated her,
forming a clot
that could not thin
the pace of
yesterday’s clock.

Time was only
a factor in a race
she never
entered,
marred by absent
spectators.

Twisted thoughts
of a bitten lip
jolted her,
electrified her
causing her gold ring
to tarnish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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