clock

(7/13, 1997)


FIRST PLACE


        giggling children
        in the clock shop at noon
        waiting for cuckoos
                                         Ferris


SECOND PLACE


         under the station clock
         he glances at his watch
         again
                  ken kuniyuki


THIRD PLACE


     moving day
     a glance at that space
     where the clock hung
                                        ~Susan


       the clock key   
       in his vest pocket
       buried too
                         -willard


     seaside cottage--
     pale hands turn the clock 
      face down
                      Joann


BELOW THIRD PLACE


   The sharp black minute
   hand slices into
   the fresh hour
                          -- Margarita Drozdoff


  long summer day
  crossing the clock's broken face
  spider's web
                       Harold


        summer night
        only the clock
        for company
                            -roberta beary


  facing sunlit
  streaks on bare walls
  she listens to the clock tick
                                                 Zoned Cat


     drawing a big clock
     the little girl asks
     for another hand
                                Yu Chang


  searching for his fob watch
  the old man -
  his waistcoat inside out
                                          gilles fabre


     Wheel of straw
     scattered in the fields -
     silent clocks
                           Sheryl Stahl


          VCR's broken clock
          blinks 12:00 -:- 12:00
          over the fold-out bed
                                              Noor Singh Khalsa


  pendulum's quiet
  on Grandfather's mantel clock:
  still...it marks the time
                                        -Pardee Gunter


      through the window
      can't see the hands
      of the clock
                          Steven D. Skowronski


   Clock is unwound-
   days still flow
   into nights
                     Peg Lowmiller

                                                               


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