Sunday, January 31, 2021

Could I Not Move Like a Clock?

by G. Jack Urso 


could i not move like a clock?


that stands and stares and wonders what


bearing the signs of the times


marking the passage of hours with rhymes


could i not be the gear?


that turns the wheel that makes you hear


or the key to the spring that keeps it wound


and then unwinds and slowly slows down



could i not be a clock?


that sits and stares, but cannot talk


a timepiece that sees out of closed eyes


with hands of flesh that wither and dies




Artwork: “Could I Not Move Like a Clock,” by Michael A. Nieves (1994), created for this poem (author's collection).