Watch

In preparation for my dream job

I took away the note

that above all else on that long list

it’s time to get a watch!

Also fragte ich den einen,

ob er mir helfen könnte,

als der Experte aller Uhren

und Momos engstem Freund.

Und auch meine liebe Mama

bot an, ich könnt’ ihre haben

bis ich meine eigene finde

vielleicht schon diesen Herbst.

And then I went through my drawers

to tidy them up a bit

and I found this one beautiful watch

I’d forgotten all about!

You see, I found it once in the dorm

during my first year as a first-year RA

and no one ever claimed it

so I kept it, and brought it back!

And now it’s up and running

and guiding me through time

which mostly seems to linear

but sometimes not at all.