To Clocks

︎︎︎ Uche Nduka

April 15, 2021

Reckoning with taking
a road trip into    
                  the self

we both know             
        which way

to swim
inside each other's blood

as for prophecies                   
             we don't

pay them much mind

equilibrium ain't                       
                no friend of ours

we shift pages                     
             but damnit

I'll rather kiss you                   
                than write sprawled

across white blankets

Uche Nduka—poet and essayist—is the author of twelve volumes of poems of which the most recent are LIVING IN PUBLIC (2018) and FACING YOU (2020). His writing has been translated into German, Italian, Finnish, Arabic, Romanian, and Dutch. He presently teaches at CUNY and lives in New York City.