A Mr. and Mrs. J. Carmichael Krox
Have just gone to bed near the town of Fort Knox.
And they, by the way, have the finest of clocks.
I’m not at all sure that I quite quite understand
Just how the thing works, with the one extra hand.
But I do know this clock does one very slick trick.
It doesn’t tick tock. How it goes, is tock tick.
So, with ticks in its tocker, and tocks in its ticker,
It saves lots of time and the sleepers sleep quicker.
—Theodore Geisel (Inspiration)