telling time

happy birthday, love
here is a watch
as requested

the band is adjustable
to fit your small wrist
and it has a light
so you can see
even in the dark
the second hand butterfly
flitting around the face

but don’t worry about
counting the minutes
or hours just yet
the time for that
will come soon enough

for now, let your days
and nights be timeless
and if you must
let the seconds only
be marked
by the passage
of brightly colored wings

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