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“Ticking clock” is a phrase often used in relation to (some) females’ legitimate concern about waiting too long to have a baby, but it could refer to anything important that we’ve set on a schedule. This person seems to be saying that the window may be closing – in fact, it is closing on a possible opportunity, but s/he wants to be careful not to do something stupid now and wreck her/his entire life.
Generally, the quote, `My clock is ticking`, is accepted as meaning that
time is passing and someon`e hormones are having them `broody` and `hot` to have a baby.
If that`s the meaning here the rest likely indicates the person`s concerned that
they`ll `accidentally on purpose` become enceinte n matter how inconvenient it is
or how suitable or otherwise the partner (hormones are heck to resist!).
It might mean something completely different in poetry/ literary parlance
or in a specific write, refer to a deadline of another type.
This is the best so far, that I know of.
The first part is pretty self evident and explanatory, unstoppable Inevitability. The second segment is a bit more vague, though given the time in any life span, “trouble” at some point may seek us out and find us.