The sweep hand

Why is it taking so long
what has time done
and
is anything wrong?

Relative, they say and
time stands still
like when I look at you
and your eyes,
stunned,
I am mesmerised.

I think that’s the fixed point in space
somewhere between now and your face.
and
no one needs to tell the beholder
or inform the beheld.

Taking a long time is no time at all
it only concerns the clock on the wall
which is no concern of mine.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.