Eclogue in Line to View The Clock by Christian Marclay

  1. Okay, but now imagine someone,
  2. one of fifty, say, in the queue, fiftieth first
  3. and advancing little, somewhere within
  4. the seventy-two-hour window of efficacy
  5. for post-exposure prophylaxis, and, later,
  6. in the screening room watching The Clock
  7. with the few dozen others in rows behind and ahead
  8. who had waited too. He knows he has to
  9. but he hasn’t yet. We pick it up there.
  10. It is two thousand eleven a few more days.
  11. The movie tells what time it is.
  12. In poetry too we all face forward.