lenten journal: saving time


I am writing on Friday night, but most of you will read this on Saturday or later, which means this wa the night to write about daylight savings.

saving time

some time in the night we will be
robbed of an hour of sleep in
order that we might save daylight

the thieves will leave nothing but the
promise that the hour saved will be
kept safely and returned in the fall

but no one adequately explains
the for this sleight of hand
this spring-loaded arrogance

the sunrise I saw this morning
through the giant airport windows
took all the time it needed

perhaps we should begin a
tradition of staying up until
we think the clock springs forward

and then laugh at ourselves
for thinking we could save time
or that our clocks are of consequence

precision and perspective
keep time to different rhythms
one of the matches a heartbeat


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