This is what the clock said
What does a clock really say?
I mean, besides tick-tock, of course.
May I? Or is it more like I may
Silently observe or shout myself hoarse,
I may bleat or burp or blast
Or run or burn or turn
Tables upside down or cast
A spell or net or churn
The seas for gifts from the gods.
But I wait. Sometimes noisily
Or like peas in pods.
Your attention sounds silly.


Arvind Passey
19 January 2020