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Chronometer by Gil Hoy

Posted in Gil Hoy with tags on June 8, 2020 by Scot


I’ve no use for

a stainless steel
lightweight, corrosive

resistant piece
of hardware

that burdens
my wrist

and can’t tell me
something helpful anyway–

like when my children
will grow up

my heart
will stop beating

or the last proud
polar bear

will step off
the last piece
of melting sea ice

and silently



Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and semi-retired trial lawyer who studied poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. His poetry has appeared most recently in Tipton Poetry Journal, Chiron Review, Right Hand Pointing, The New Verse News, MisfitMagazine, Mobius: Journal of Social Change, Ariel Chart and elsewhere.