A mental family clock ticks inside my heart.
Conscious of each family member
Not safe at home in the family heart.
Whether child, spouse or cat
My heart can tell where they’re at.
Once home safe and sound
Their personal “tick” settles down.
Whilst still out and about
Their clock ticks aloud.
With contempt the cat stares from across the street
And pads off into the night.
My family clock ticks on and on.