There is never sufficient time
no matter how I adjust the clocks,
he said with a profound sadness.
What, she said, would happen
if you did not consult the clocks,
would there be time enough then?
But how would I know
if there were time enough
without clocks, he replied.
The cat watched this scene, perched
on the back of the chair, noting clocks
are how people punish themselves.