Chime of Whimsy

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It could have been sitting right there

waiting to be noticed, but off to the side

wanting to be perceived as describable,

like the antique heirloom clock

alive with the fingerprints of deceased loved ones,

stopped mysteriously on the time of their death,

assumed and taken for granted, overlooked.

 

It was probably not quite ripe,

not frenzied with anticipation,

not ready to crack the egg,

not bursting pungent tomato red in the sun,

not eight months pregnant,

not salmon underbelly sky at sundown

not dilating, screaming to put a date on birth.

 

It most assuredly wasn’t walking

through the door with a green muse tattoo

or being interpreted over tarot cards or tea leaves.

It could however stop by as gypsies do,

or more to the point

croon itself into a dream

and hope for some clarity at the alarm.

 

It might be just on the other side of the room,

All the way in the back of the junk drawer,

in an unopened envelope,

or a pocket in a vintage topcoat,

or maybe just a glance out the window

at the right moment,

in the proper frame of mind.

 

But for certain it wasn’t going to peal today,

for absolute certain

hours would definitely have to pass

between here and there,

no matter what

it doesn’t tell time anyway

when and if its working.

 

3 comments

  1. Craig,

    That clock keeps showing up. It is like an old friend,
    but aside from that,

    The chime is pealing magnificently!

    Absolutely grand and intricately woven.

    I’ve said ti before…o, to spend a day in
    your head!!

    Sarah

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  2. Hi Craig

    Loved the title and enjoyed the entire poem. You really create marvelous characterization of that “illusive timepiece, with precise details and imaginative description.

    “t might be just on the other side of the room,

    All the way in the back of the junk drawer,

    in an unopened envelope,

    or a pocket in a vintage topcoat,

    or maybe just a glance out the window

    at the right moment,

    in the proper frame of mind.”

    So nicely done !!,
    thanks or sharing,

    My best
    Wendy

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