i. Never let go regardless of time
The clasp is fast, the clasp is slow
the clasp is colored mostly bone.
ii. I saw an opening that lasted for a second
Happy, happy before the clock strikes
and the minute ebb recedes your joy.
iii. Place and time can fool you with uncanny vibrations
The spidery marble table top restricts position
and distracts with veins of black and orange.
iv. Sorry for the pie face, I thought you'd be amused
How gauche to speak of motors when your swept hair
is streaked with omelets voiced in silver and black.
v. Then I looked in the mirror and saw the code
Two dashes disturbed a periwinkle flitter
that almost rose in a memory of dots.
vi. I hear every word you say
I watched your wet lips speak a subtle truth
and, despite the chimes, had to pay attention.