27 June, 2008

In Response to a Prompt

like a still life in motion
or: a clock, if you prefer
its case, so perfectly still
surrounds the whirring
each and every little part
some of them are animals,
the rest vegetables (fruit)
or minerals, stone solid
points, and around them
the flesh things spin,
though only fine oscillation.
Somewhere between
An instance and an instant
you’ve trained your eyes,
ears, nose, mouth, heart.