jaguar eyes and tiger lies
we let down the line
hand over hand
I string the trees with time
clock the humidity with the tick
tock of a thousand drops
we thought

a rotund dream left me
in a rainforest
and the birds were hiding
feather from leaf

seconds slip past your temples
they bead your lip
curve into your throat like a swallow
it's the same when you dive
down my spine
the flight of clocks strung
to light the trees and they twist
in the no breeze wheeze of canopy
bowered branches like limbs
we wring ourselves out and wait

the cats are sleeping but they know
we are here