what makes you tick

i remember that eve

being asked out of the blue:

so, what makes you tick?


i stopped abruptly from whatever i was doing

finger poised over keypad

ready to punch the keys into words

but instead of typing i frowned


what. does. make. me. tick. ?

5 seconds gone by

still i sat there with creased forehead

10 seconds….


what. does. make. me. tick. ?


how in the world i couldn’t answered

i could not quite figure out

but i realize this very day

that i can hardly hear my self ticking

o i’m still functioning alright

right enough just to get by


but those things those dreams those people

that made me tick

just isn’t here anymore

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