Now Breathe

The rabbit huddles motionless

against the blocks under the house.

Carrots do not tempt it.

It is so cold nothing can move.

Here on earth, time is measured

and clear.  Ten past.  Five of.

The second hand reaches zero.

All day, every day.  If you watch

you may be able to spot it.

You may be able to say.

Sit upright in the chair.

Consult the music.

Grasp your instrument.

Hang on for dear life.