Spring Photo









Sometimes I think of changing things
today my thoughts have turned to springs
A useful thing, beyond compare
we used to find them everywhere
but now their numbers start to fail
no longer in a bathroom scale
and clocks that used to toc and tic
no longer wound
it makes me sick.

Today I can no longer find
a wristwatch I can stop and wind
Springs used to work and last forever
batteries not so – not ever.

Few things left we need to wind
spring driven toys are hard to find
we all buy batteries instead
they last a while and then go dead.
Our batteries deceased are buried
to disposal sites are carried
then replaced at user’s cost

So sad that metal springs are lost.



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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4 Responses to Springs

  1. tubularsock says:

    You wound that up rather well. Excellent!

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