A little time bomb failed all its tests,
Got hurled into a deep ravine
In scrub and thorn and stagnant water
Gained a coat of ruby rust,
But still it kept on ticking
As the sun and moon switched places
Once and thrice and thirty times.
It kept ticking loud and measured:
Tick tick tick tick tick. 
The world abhors your sound. 
Someone plunge a chunk of metal
Deep into its heart
Just let the pain bleed out.

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