Typewriter Rodeo: Fading light

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sarah BeachNovember 11, 2022 11:00 am, ,

We’re all experiencing darker evenings after setting the clocks back an hour last weekend – the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem:

Fading light

The days grow shorter
as we barrel towards
the end of the year

The sun leaves us wanting
for warmth as it
moves closer to the
Southern hemisphere

To make matters worse
or better
depending who you ask
we manipulate our days
setting back our clocks

Wake earlier, they say
get yourself a bright lamp

Make a wellness plan
that alleviates the gloom
of clocking out
& meeting night

If time is so changeable
a construct of man

How about I change my own zone
a time change for one

Dear employer, please be advised
it’s sanity savings time
my day will begin
around noon your time.

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