three tiny strips of metal move continually at different speeds

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three tiny strips of metal move continually at different speeds

I stare

mesmerized

at how precise their movements are

if I blink

I may miss the change

it always seems to happen in the brief moment

I forget to watch

when we are least paying attention

 

each of these strips plays out a separate role

yet work together to keep track of something

so precious

something that seems like it will never run out

but it does

it will

and before we know it

it’s gone

 

the metal strips will continue to move

to rotate around an unchanging axis

and though these rotations may appear the same on the surface

they are not

each click into place presents a new moment

and a moment that we will never again have back

 

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