Richard Charlez is an artist/author/graphics designer from Brooklyn, NY. His poetry appears in various
publications, some under his full name, ‘Richard C. Williams,’ including: Adirondack Review, Three Candles,
Tryst, Paumanok Review, DMQ Review, Red River Review, The Green Tricycle, 3rd Muse, Eleven Bulls, Little Brown Poetry, Junket, Pig Iron Malt, among others.
In every wall clock, there’s a face
held captive in the bullseye, rough-housed
by second hands, twisting, on and on.
It holds its breath. Patient. Eyeing the time.
Waiting for the round hour to expire.
An explosion of parts: coils and broken bells,
the metallic grapeshot of organs, heart-cranks.
It waits for a new ground zero.