hickory dickory

This is a delightful take on the old favorite nursery rhyme.


the clock is generous with its charms
coasting noon to six
the mouse is giddy in his want
gouging a goldmine fix

the clock moves easy up the hill
seventh to eleventh hour
the mouse is flagging out of breath
systemic loss of power

the clock arms toward magnetic north
prepare the twelve bell peal
the mouse requests a moment’s pause
to unravel false and real

the clock emits a moonround laugh
convulsing sea and land
the mouse is rigid pale impaled
run through by the second hand

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