• lenten journal: spring forward

    by  • March 9, 2019 • lenten journal, poetry • 5 Comments

    spring forward

    it is a childish act of communal arrogance
    to think we can change what time it is
    simply by agreeing to do so

    the sun will be nonplussed in its rising
    and setting, no stars will be dismayed
    the moon will not be late

    we have given our folly a name that smacks
    of accomplishment: daylight saving time
    when we have saved nothing

    we make ourselves weary trying to tell time
    when time is not even listening
    we’re talking to ourselves



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    5 Responses to lenten journal: spring forward

    1. Wynne
      March 10, 2019 at 5:54 am

      I so agree!

    2. March 10, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      The older I get, the less I care about clocks telling me what time it is. It’s my body that needs to be saving time for as much daylight as possible.

    3. GG Williams
      March 10, 2019 at 6:08 pm


    4. Kate Fite
      March 10, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      No one ever said it better!

    5. noralyn carpenter
      March 12, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      AMEN – what kate fite said!

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