PORTRAIT FROM THE PAST by A.D. Winans

 
I open your old railroad watch
willed to you by your father
See grandfather in his suit and tie
See his/your life sweeping by in the
seconds hand
 
Haunting memories rattle around inside my head
Like a pair of hollow dice
The minute hand stuck at high noon
like a hangman’s noose swinging
in the wind

2 Responses to “PORTRAIT FROM THE PAST by A.D. Winans”

  1. As long as you go out with your guns blazing, it’s all good.

  2. well I have never been known to shoot blanks.

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