THE CLOCKS IN MY HOUSE*
by Joanna Gilman Hyde
The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 10:34am
The Basement Exercise Clock runs fast
but It’s not digital
so I pay It hardly any mind —
The Clock On My Oven
but I check It anyway
when It might say My Magic
like The Satellite Receiver Clock
beneath the TV
or The Computer Clocks
or Phone Clocks
Clock, Clock, Clock
so I move
watching The Monitor
on My Rowing Machine
as I automatically wind
My Open-heart Bulova
on My Right Wrist
* My Husband has His Father’s Mantel Clock
in His Library but He never winds It.
I and so many of my acquaintances have magic numbers. Interesting. Wonder what it means.
Numbers ARE significant. Mine are 2 to infinity, 10:22 for an event, 9/11 because I spawned it
Here’s to the red sneakers. —MS
Oh you watched my video? Thank you so much! I am trying my damnedest to go viral!
Stats show that viral videos are usually between 30 seconds and 4 minutes with viewers either in the throes of the content or abandoning it at the 60-second mark. For what it’s worth.
OK thanks… I’m still happy that you watched it though.
You’re welcome. Maybe edit it down? There’s an awfully compelling story there.
Thank you for your continued attention to this. I do have the three-minute clip at the beginning which was aired in Germany in “Things That Happened In New York In 1984”