Cuckoo Clock

When life was so overwhelmed
she lost the sense of time

she heard his voice whispering “I love you”
That restored her sense of reality

Those ‘I love you’s filled her
with mechanical rhythm
day and night
That led her to lose her sense of self

She wondered
why wasn’t ‘I love you’ enough
In her struggling psyche
she failed to notice
what he really was

Author: Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

11 thoughts on “Cuckoo Clock”

    1. Hi Ben, what I tried to describe was he told her ‘I love you’ mechanically like the cuckoo clock, strike on time and in a regular rhythm, but other then that, it was a clock incapable of any emotional investment. The essence of the piece is about she fell in love with a person with narcissistic traits.


      1. I see. That makes sense. Falling for a person with narcissistic traits: that’s a very hard relationship. I can relate to this on some level. I like the poem. It’s interesting to re-read after knowing your thoughts.

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