Restless Toy by Michael Channing

Restless Toy

by Michael Channing

when it begins to break
hold your heart in your hands
feel it kick like a restless toy
then give it a shake to loosen the gears
till it whirrs smooth again

but after a while you'll realize
how very boring it is
to the murmur of a clock
that never tells you anything
but the time

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Chokes and Warbles
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Chokes and Warbles, a collection of essays and poems by Michael Channing