time, again and

Didn't we work this out the last time;
Could have sworn it got nailed
To a wall that will stand for
Every moment, keeping the clock
Watching carefully, tock tock tock
Fakery mostly, we did forget

          and yet

Could we win
Optimization games
As we spin
Meteoric fountain dice
Guarantee this:

Numbers might fall
life may end
and seconds are not
a measure of anything.