I watch that clock all day. Ticking.
My eyes wander. All over its face.
Tracing the numbers mentally.

What am I waiting for?

Time to leave. Time to stay. Time to decide.
Time to eat more pills.
My happy place awaits.
Time holds the key.
I sit here watching. Always. Watching.

My mind reasons tactically.
If I’m watching the time.
If I never take my eyes of its face.
Time can never creep up on me.
All my time is accounted for.
Seconds. Minutes. Hours.
Time is unwillingly keeping me company.

I never waste time.
And time can never waste me.