Sunday, December 14, 2014

Watch - Anna Jackson

Elvira says look! there’s a clock
on my watch!
There’s a clock on my watch too.
Now I can watch the time
objectively, as if it weren’t internally
clocking the time with every cell,
every beat of my heart.
Who beats my heart?
I can’t beat time, just watch
the clock.
Elvira says, I am a dog cat,
woof meow, woof meow.
Tick tock,
watch clock.

Sharpe, I. (Ed.). (2001, January 1). Best New Zealand Poems 2001. Retrieved from

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