In disregard of time: the unwound watch;
a ticker broken spectacle of faulty clockwork


for the chime hammer taps without play, 
truth another spectacle to rivet
or shake a finger at--to occupy
the hands at once.

Matina L. Stamatakis currently resides in upstate New York.  She has been published in various online and print magazines.  Some of her works have been recently published, or forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Dusie, Wicked Alice, and Hutt.