The briefest measured time? ’Tis plain:
A swigsworth is the term. Explain:
You’re at the light; it’s red. In thirst
You grab your water bottle first;
But as you turn the screw-off cap
The light turns green. So in a snap
You gulp a swig; with frenzied knack
You spin the bottle’s cap on back
Then set the bottle down with clonk
Before the cars behind you honk.
So, how much of your time elapsed?
The merest swig’s worth now…perhaps.