Tick-less

Tick-less

 

Inaudible clacking of clavier keys.

Inarticulate tapping of talons on eves.

Chattering leaves, grey in the gutter.

A battery wilts while watch hands sputter.

Jostling toothpicks in kitchenette drawers—

I hear them all. The universe snores.

 

—M.M.

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