It's crazy to think that in just one second, everyone on this world is experiencing a moment - whether they're sleeping, working, doing something new for the first time, whatever it may be, they're all tied together by time. This poem made me think of that.
You know as I read this, all I could see was the cuckoo clock as well workers in a factory. Working like machines and with a whistle they stop short for a break. I like how you've written this, it gives variuos images for the reader to think!
This is a beautifully written poem. “… the moment of silence between tick and tock” permeated by the alarming events: the whistle, the fastness of the howling train and the imminent danger of “a loose screw under the railway of time”.