The cuckoo

That clock’s looking sick
losing its tick and time’s
running out.

But to be aware
to know
time is not real
and
was never there
eases the dread
of waking up dead.

If this is a parallel universe
running
parallel with every
other universe,
how could we tell
if we’re in the heaven of one
or the hell of another?

© 2020, John Smallshaw.