Daylight Savings Time, Falling Back – Poem

Daylight Savings Time, Falling Back

Jeremiah said, “The harvest is past,
the summer is ended,

and we are not saved.”

It’s not that the nights are so long,
But the days so short.

It’s the reason charred beef fat sprinkled
With salt

Still tastes good to the vegetarian,

Even if it insults their soul.

Fuck you,

They will say, but it’s true. The same reason

A man quivers next to woman,
Wanting the mineral taste

Of her skin as he smells her hair
In passing.

The nights are easy. The darkness
can’t get any blacker.

But the sweet sunlight.
No warmth will ever fill your bones

Like it did when you thought you had
All the daylight saved.

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