Notes on Measuring Time
Notice how it hides in groves and groves of orange trees. One
petal at a time. Tell me if it’s silly to spend energy on this? Look
at how it snags on smooth alloy bombs as they sail clean through
blue skies, cutting jagged paths among clouds of water and ice.
How am I to measure time? Children sprout faster than
colonies of coral reefs. Does the ocean have notes
for me? Notice how difficult it is to measure when it also hides in missiles.