POETRY

A blackout poem

Image by Jessica Lee McMillan. Blackout poem from pg. 9 of Harold. C. Kelly’s A…

unquestionably, we marvelled
at mechanical arts:
the accuracy of clockmaker
balancing
wheels and gears in dark casings
fitting
our ritual with crystal timing

by order of economics he
added and subtracted
daylight savings and doomsday clocks
refacing time,
manufacturing pace

forced into retirement
the city horologist
makes clocks post-time
and daylight cogs…

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Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan

Poet, Iconoclast, Word Nerd. Likes shiny things. Writes on Philosophy, Music, Nature.