Mathematics of circular motion

~ After “Revelation or the Clockmaker,” 1955; Remedios Varo

Where does the sky most feel
that it is about to crumble,

than above a roomful of people
making uniform rapid movements

eight hours a day in cubicles
all in a row? There are ceilings

so soft, they can only be held up
by the ticking of a room full

of clocks. Their angled tops
remind me of churches in my

hometown: as children, we liked
to tilt our heads and look

straight up at the steeple,
until it seemed we felt the sky

unhinge, and the world
revolve around that point.

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