Three Shorts about Two Hands

1.

Time is a funny monkey today.

I caught sight of a single cymbal glinting

in the rain on a fire escape. The other melted

on the sun.

II.

Is this your long day?

he asks.

Is this your short day?

I answer.

Are your short days any shorter

than my longest?

3.

I bowed my head and snagged

my lip on the cuckoo

springing from its home.

My dog dreamt this.

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