Yikes. Today's word from Dictionary.com is chronometer, which is basically a timepiece designed especially for accuracy. This is hard, people. You should definitely donate some money to Tupelo Press to reward my valiant efforts.
but not the sleeping hand
to wind and wind.
I could only hold on for so long.
tell me of the small dress.
what do you hear
when the water inches up your thighs?
you, kind and plentiful limb.
a branch repeated throughout the white city.
legible numbers. marks, notches.
or a bell, yes. a bell.
hospital game, she says,
searching the city again.
the bird looks for the mirror branch.
we have lost all sense of audience.