Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Like the twitchy second hand
mopping the brow of my Timex
and always pointing at something new,
I’ve gone ‘round the dial
and looked in all directions.
Tick Tick Tick
And people ask what time it is,
just as though they want to know.
They take seats and I tell them,
“It’s a little too late for you --
take note of the length of your shadow,
see the birds that roost,
and feel the wear in the arms of your chair.”
And people buy new watches
and look for a second opinion there.
- Ralph Murre