Watches

Watches
5-29-09


do you suppose
on the day

man fell

God gave man

a watch
as well as clothes?
because

time
--with it's deadlines

and 'be there' and 'do this'

and 'go now' mandates

and meeting starts

& never ends

all its artificiality

(surely just as put on
as clothing) --
was part of
the curse.
because

--when i come home

and

rest

free from demands made

free from performance reviewage
free of expectations upon me
where i am supposed

to be

superman

--

i strip off
my watch

and my clothes

close my eyes

breathe slow

scratch

unmentionable places

and feel

the curse slip away

for the next few hours.



*note: my poetry is usually formatted, but I can't arrange it in blogger.

2 comments:

dav1db June 14, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

very cool tina
i do see the resemblance
to:
e.e. cummings --
(your favorite)

Tina B June 15, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

Thanks David!

you'd see more resemblance if it were formatted the way I actually write it :)

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