THE CLOCKS IN MY HOUSE*

by joannagilmanhyde

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

runs slow

but I check It anyway

any time

when It might say My Magic

Numbers

like The Satellite Receiver Clock

beneath the TV

or The Computer Clocks

or Phone Clocks

Clock, Clock, Clock

so I move

through

My Motion

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.