The small child picks up her father’s watch
and treasures this talisman of one she loves.
She plays with it, imagining herself like him
wearing a big watch in the wide world
then drops it,
smashing the face
at what she has done
she turns to receive
And I react with anger -
destroying her dreams of wearing watches
in the wide world
as I make
the fragile face turned towards me
shatter into shards of tears.
I pick up the broken watch -
and hope there is still time.