From the collection published in 2021, The Immediate and No Sooner.
the clock staring down at
them not me
they found a hidden significance
in this weather
and they smiled at each other
and finally the whole quarrel was
tucked under out of sight
remembered nowhere else But at home
7 thoughts on “Snippets 333-335”
Family secrets can poison! I can so understand the last one but hope it doesn’t happen…
In the end most secrets are better for being told. That’s been my experience. But I also think the person whose secret it is should do the telling, not others, most of the time.
My interpretation of the first poem is that the clock is hoping that the guests it is staring at will glance at the clock, realize the time, and decide to leave – but maybe I am projecting.
I can so relate to this feeling. It seems that in the abstract I am happy to have guests but once they are here in the flesh, I have a very limited amount of time before I have had enough and want them to go home.
You and I are very much aligned in that.
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