Broken Time Piece |
by Heidi Bellile

Frozen Portraits
Hands spiraling circles,
Missing clicks dropping drips
Like a leaky faucet.
The motionless moment is stopped.
The pocket watch’s pendulum swings
Back and forth on a chain
Slowly hypnotizing…waving in
Another dimension.
The moment swivels, tripping a
Skipping of seconds with a shining
Glimmer of silver lost in sequence,
A broken arm suspended
In suspense, a flash of mystery.
A hypnotic trance dances in dark.
Dark figured lines enumerating
A white emancipating bright light.
The center eye can’t think, blink or wink,
It stares into a blank empty face
That grasps for a clasp on when.
Dr. Who, What and Again longing
For the click of the missing skipped ticks,
A shell shocked out of a clock,
A tock knocked off the arrival dock
Only to stop at the Serling Zone.
Frozen in inertia it unlocks
A state of confusion.
The mind opens up to suggestion
And notches the bedpost on
The timeline continuum;
Old man Time without a face,
On the clock that lost face
In the Land of Punctuality.
The Poet: Heidi Bellile lives on a small farm in Southern Indiana, where she works in a psychiatric hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, a Special Education teaching certificate and is working towards a Masters in Mental Health counseling. Recently, she has started writing poetry. She has written over two hundred poems in the last three years.
The Artist: Eleanor Leonne Bennett is a 16 year old internationally award winning photographer and artist who has won first places with National Geographic, The World Photography Organisation, Nature's Best Photography, Papworth Trust, Mencap, The Woodland trust and Postal Heritage. Her photography has been published in the Telegraph , The Guardian, BBC News Website and on the cover of books and magazines in the United states and Canada. Her art is globally exhibited.