Tagged: clock

there is a new clock

there is a new clock
in our living room, ticking,
ticking, ticking – you

are halfway around the world,
sleeping so soundly, clockless
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: clockless

in the middle of the

in the middle of the
night, the alarm setting
quietly switched
to uncontrollable
gigue in e minor

an hour ahead of
schedule, a surprise
to all as the city
awoke
prematurely
to the pitter-patter
of wet, little feet
dancing atop
their window units
.
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the rain has hands

the rain has hands
the mind knows
nothing about, a clock
ticks
as she gingerly
takes off her gloves
.
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daylight saving starts

daylight saving starts
mostly bite-sized
two tosses less
of dreaming, a handful
of minutes
more standing
in the shower, a tug-
of-war with the
clock, an even later
brunch, nap bumping
into bedtime, a
lost appetite
.
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so this is how it feels

so this is how it feels
to be all of a sudden so
grandfather clockless
with no steady
hands to guide us
from the one to the
three, no crossing of
paths, almost by chance
at 12 noon or 2:10
or 3:16; no one to
dust off my sleep,
and say that is
enough
, or pack
up the tears, and
say this, too,
shall pass

meanwhile
the drunkard
known as
time takes another
swig of death
and passes
out in an
unmarked alleyway
.
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