1. A set of gradations that show positions or values.
2. The act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument.
I'm here wanting to be there
and not sure if that is right.
I hear clocks chiming dark music
and not sure if the beat is right.
I look into a mirror
and not sure if I see me right.
I smell carrion rejected by scavengers
and not sure if they are right.
I drink poison from slashed veins
and not sure if it tastes right.
I sense a change in the wind
and not sure it blows me left or right.
But this much I know:
A check on my bearings to right a wrong
Is to wrong my right to leave what was right.
So right now what is wrong
Will be adjusted to what I assume is right.
Though an alignment to right what's left
May result in a loss of words once felt right.
So I'm left here wanting to be right there
and not sure if that is...