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).  

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