Tagged: daylight saving

of all the hours

of all the hours
visible to humans,
occasionally,
we will let slip
an extra hour,
unseen, yet felt
dancing within the
joyful layers
between
you and me
.
20171105:2309
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it’s 4:10 a.m.,

it’s 4:10 a.m.,
and vivienne doesn’t like
the end of daylight
savings and everything her
tiny body knows about
the way we force time
to flex arbitrarily.
her lungs are still puncturing
the darkness of 5:10 a.m.
as we practice wading
backwards through the
minutes until someone
can pick her up
from her cradle,
rock the additional
hour soothingly
into a new slumber
.
20161106:0433
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sunday morning, we

sunday morning, we
learned a secret to releasing
the hour, running

alongside time, barefoot with
a bit of generosity
.
20160313:2018
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on sunday, we

on sunday, we
agreed to save the
extra hour, slice
it up into minutes,
and use it only
for replaying the
best moments. by
the afternoon, i
had asked for
ten, and you,
twenty, and we
worked on the
remainder as if
it were our
favorite word
problem to solve
.
20151101:1444
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let’s go back, do ten

my body is rest-

my body is rest-
less at two a.m., while my
brain is restless at

three – both statements are true, and
neither one allows for sleep
.
20150308:0308
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in the next thirty-

in the next thirty-
one minutes, i will have
secured my knots and
harness and be ready to
rappel into that lost
hour – meet me there,
where anything
would have been
possible
.
20150308:0138
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the last time i lost

the last time i lost
an hour or two, my heart
soaked in the growing

distance. every time we do
this, we are fooling ourselves
.
20150308:0059
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moving across time

moving across time
zones or daylight saving, i
fumble the hour,

hands not quite comfortable
with the shape of it, heart scraped
.
20150308:0051
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we approach daylight

we approach daylight
saving time on tiptoes,
understanding that time
travel is often risky
and losing hours, always
heavy. hold on
to one another, let us
not leave anyone behind
.
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