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

Dan Overgaard


My Brother's Watch

I have received, and wear, my brother's watch.
The hands that paced him wave as they go by,
and though I watch, I know I cannot catch
their time with him. They only wave one way.

But facing them is close to facing him,
which makes me turn again and yet again,
and I am learning more of telling time
since time is telling me some things to learn.

It's good to be reminded frequently,
but strange to be so close, and think again
how hands so near can measure what is far.

So now I feel my brother watching me,
and face him with more thought than I did then.
In this I'm late, I guess, but glad I'm here.