Someone swallowd a watch today
I can hear it ticking
A fish inside an aquarium
Bumping its nose against the glass
An Old woman rubbing her hands together
Let’s get active
Let’s listen to the water moving
Through the pipes
The whoosh of the furnace fire
The house slowly warms.
How many days will we get it wrong.
The voices over voices
Turning off vs quitting
Trying vs going through the motions
This basket of laundry at the top of the stairs
More than two sides of a coin.
Is it possible tonight could be
Not just another night
A night for the red shoes
A night to dance
Another cold night away
Fighting on the highway
Three quarters of the way to Warrensburg.
I’m coughing up watch parts
springs and pieces of glass
With a big stupid smile…
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