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Rochford, G. (2012). Movement. Cpl. Fam. Psychoanal., 2(2):266.

(2012). Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 2(2):266

Movement

Gerard Rochford

The innards of a clock and of a watch

were a provocation when I was a child,

imprisoned by rain and looking for something to do

as the day beyond the window turned to night.

Taking it apart, wanting to know how it works -

the mystery became a mess of cogs and springs

never reassembled or understood.

The hair-spring was the finest secret of all,

driving the hours, the days, the months, the years,

through the visitations of weather and of love.

And the mysteries remain - how a boy becomes a man

searching for jewels beneath an honest face

and falls in love with the unseen workings of women

who move me still through shadow and through light.

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