last time

the horologist has three more clocks to complete before he’s done one is a watch whose battery has run down clockwork and life every spring runs down for some a new battery will start life over the second timepiece a cuckoo clock whose bellows will not open as they should will not close air seeps … Continue reading last time

sound in the clock-man’s workshop 

the storm-water gutters on the house next door are ticking contractions like a timepiece with a stutter ........................................................tick      tick      tick tick ............tick      tick      tick      tick the early night is cold the old man resident in his workshop a place that is never silent the closing door raises a soft clang as the clocks lining the … Continue reading sound in the clock-man’s workshop