1. Pocket Watch

Such a marvel, this watch I have found,

So small, but with decided weight,

With a face so perfectly, fascinatingly round


And  I wound the dial so close, so tight,

It was tarnished, like the rest of the silver casing;

The face, encased, so staringly white


And long-still hands were still no more

They moved, coughingly, though, sputtering,

Finally stopping, still as they were before


And the back popped open, with prying

The gears were dull with ageless age,

I shook the watch and heard metal sighing


Its beautiful insides gasped into life,

It breathed, it moved, it breathed - it lived

And I watched for an hour, mesmerized

The End

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