We get an hour longer light at day’s end
today dawn arrives later.
Deeper morning dark is how we pay;
Today is International Women’s Day.
No “realistically viable” women
for President of these United States
“I’m just sorry
little girls will have to wait
four more years.”
She leaves a trail
of deferred “pinky promises”
Here we voted to discontinue
November’s “fall back.”
but our southern neighbors stalled:
Mechanical clocks require
a deadbeat escapement
to maintain the pendulum swing,
a tiny push
over the hump—
the witching hour—
to move the hands forward.
and a bell begins to toll,
4 thoughts on “The Witching Hour”
Despite the dark in the morning I am looking forward to the extra hour of light after work.
Beautiful writing as always!
I always have mixed feelings about this day. Although I hate losing a hour of sleep I love thew longer days. I feel I get more accomplished.
It’s very clever how you tie the time change to International Women’s Day to the disappointment of losing another female presidential candidate to how slow change can be.