Horologium

by Tim Jones


   Clock, clock
   Tick tock
   In the southern sky
   Counting down the lonely years
   All are born to die

   Clock, clock
   Tick tock
   Entropy remains
   As your stars drift out of reach
   Leaving only names


   Copyright © 2003, Tim Jones
Horologium, the Clock

Horologium, the Clock
by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille.


Tim Jones lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He divides his time between writing, being a husband and father, and content management work. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies in New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Australia, and Canada. His first collection of fiction, Extreme Weather Events, was published in 2001, and poetry collection Boat People followed in 2002. To find out more, please visit his website.

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