shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Christine Surka


Layover, Zurich

Sharper than fog, unusual
Is a chocolate shop

On the edge of an airport
Where the watches and gongs
Break sleep.

They remind us how time disconnects,
Snaps off, falls down
Into deeper escalators,

Clattering like bones
In the silver doorways.