It is the 'tic'
that a watch cannot 'talk'
That sudden out-of-sync step
in your everyday walk
It can be manipulated, calculated
even contrived
Stumbled upon or walked into
with eyes opened wide
It cares not about the nature
of scheme or deed
Nor about wealth
desire or need
It can leave you
wishing you hadn't
wishing you had
Bad when it's good
good when it's bad
Best you, or, Best Of You
it leaves in its wake
Just be grateful my friend
if your life it did not take

© Gerry Mattia 2024
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