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Thanksgiving for a Timepiece

A poem

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August 10, 2018
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I cannot think
of what we did
to deserve the commons—
a world knocked over with crepe
myrtles every summer,
each a dial at its center.

We could speak more often
of things so dependable:
chronometers for our benefit.

Kaitlin Ruiz
Kaitlin Ruiz was raised on sunscreen and Audubon field guides in South Texas. She received her BA in English and Communications and is pursuing an MA in English. She takes tea with her milk and encourages her dog, Ollivander, to avoid the flowerbeds. You can find her on Twitter.

Cover image by Evie Shaffer.

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