Right on time

Like it was yesterday



No wait time

You call, we answer

No voice mail for you

Heartbeat, yes

Breath, yes

It’s all there,

The rhythm

The rhyme

It’s going to happen for sure

On time

Every time


The moon

The sun

The tides

It’s all clock work


You know it will happen

Before it happens

I like it that way

It does what’s it’s supposed to

I know you’ll be there

When we agreed

It is what it is

One bodily function

Needs a tune up

Needs regularity

Fiber, more fiber


To Dr Jeffrey Ashkin


Tom Stock

Tom Stock

Tom Stock has been involved in the Long Island environmental and outdoor education community for decades.

He has published two books; THE NISSEQUOGUE RIVER: A JOURNEY and HIDDEN AGENDA; A POETRY JOURNEY.He has also published many essays and poems in such journals as the Long Island Forum and The Long Islander.