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On the Hour by Dorothy Simmons, music by Mimi Kind,

narrated by Stephanie King

ON THE HOUR, as in the Youtube reading and published online, also

appears in Spineless Wonder's collection of microfiction OUT OF PLACE (2012).  Here is the text.

                                        on the hour

you'll be on your way    you'll be walking down that corridor    putting one

foot in front of the other   breathing in  breathing out   listening  your body

what's it saying   your good body   blood and bone   raced horses  felled

timber  hammered nails  danced jigs  dripped sweat  swam creeks  stamped  shivered  cursed  sang  held squalling babies as tenderly as bleeding men   

your body    that you'll be walking into a room it'll never walk out of    how

can you do that    set one foot in front of the other up to the drop  look the

drop    you'll be holding out your hands to be pinioned flexing your fingers 

long strong sinewy fingers  always kept your nails clean now   bending your

neck for that rough collar    like you bent it for me to kiss     goodbye   

my fingers stroking the soft hair at the nape  like they used to stroke the

soft down where the bones hadn't set    your fingers were chubby then   

kneading my breast as you latched on    kneading    eyes shut  bliss  but

open now   awake   wideawake    under the hood   what do you see my son 

what do you say

die like a kelly    die    like a kelly 

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