Daylight Savings

Elizabeth Brei


A loud cry in a dark room.
Your hands spin out.
Curves and curls –
Decide where to settle.


Flash neon, neon –
Green, orange, red –
Clear-cut numbers –
Straight lines.


Swinging, swinging –
Heavy in your stomach.


Tick-tock. Tick-tock.
Chirping, whining –
The sun disagrees.
Skies are dark.


Do you have the time?
In your pocket –
moments to spare?
Stuck with lint –

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