Dogs 2012

TIME STRANGE
(11/9/12)


the euphoria
of that extra
hour
on Sunday morning
quickly collapses
to confusion
at the early
dusk
that evening

days
go by
and still
not everyone
appears to be
adjusted
to the change

you see
a look
of longing
on faces
now driving home
in darkening skies
each day
from work

trading
sunshine
for streetlights
something
is missed

something that
a little extra
daylight
in the morning
does not replace

by Friday
a resignation
sets in

the government
has proclaimed
that Winter
is here
and there is
nothing
that we
can do
about it

Saturday
will be spent
out of doors
worshipping
a warming glow
that now seems
so elusive

our shadows
on the browning
grass
have never
felt
so familiar