The eleventh hour
a repudiation of the one before.
Older, wiser, clutched the present
staking claim to so much more
then any earlier period of history.
Still this cannot be self contained.
Time is a currency that is devalued
with each passing moment.
The tarnished silver replaced and the
cycle continues. Each click of a second
the spin, an empty chamber of a gun.
–a misfire, misspoken pronouncement;
2010© Michael A. Wells