They silenced the grandfather clock in ’08

and since then

I’ve forgotten how to say

“I love you”

We wouldn’t know it –

all quarantined behind locked doors,

but its hands are still in orbit

circumventing its core

all running

the two of us now fleeing

believing our wanderings will keep its hands in motion

buy some time

as though we might one day remember.

 

 

 

 

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