Footprints on the beach, Menorca, July 2018 — Photograph by Ben Weinberg

A new clock
another voice in the tick-tock chorus
strange, how they swell
to fill
as though silence were a space
and their footsteps
cross stitching seams.

In the bustle of the day,
they shrink away,
fade like shadows in the light,
but, in the hours before dawn,
they emerge,
their time,
and across the room,
call and response,
tick,
tock.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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