The battle for the timepiece

that ended in a mess.

The upside-down and


of Murphy in her dress.


The quickly covered feeling

that flickered across his face

keeping time with her blushes,

A moment touched by grace.


Heated words and heaving chestnuts.

His obsession with her hair.

Her twitchy ways,

and straightforward stays

That made him seek a chair.


The battle for the timepiece.

Now food for Koi and man

he strives to see

but fumbles blind

He can’t because he can.