Monday, March 15, 2021

SPRING FORWARD, after Neruda’s questions



Where does the daylight go 
in order to save time?
Is it kept in a dark vault
deep in a lake, or in Geneva?
The study of horology aside,
as the study of time itself is fluid,
when does daylight withdraw time
and where does it deposit it—
in the golden vaults of the sun?
Is it pure verb or all noun?
If it’s an adjective, where did that S go?
What was it trying to save?
Why do we spring forward 
only to fall back again?
What is the compound interest rate?
And is there an early penalty 
for late withdrawal?

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