Timeless, poetry by Joan McNerney at Spillwords.com



written by: Joan McNerney


They announced it over radio and
there was a bulletin on television.

We must turn our clocks back.
An essential duty for all good citizens.

So many were talking about this
“standard time”. I listened carefully.

Everyone exclaimed we would be
rewarded by an extra hour to our day.

I could hardly sleep with all that
excitement. Wow an extra hour!

What wonderment. ..how much poetry
I could collect and how many fancy adverbs!

The next day weariness besieged me.
That noon I felt heavy of heart.

Did I lose an hour? Taking out my calculator,
it became clear two hours were missing.

Where did they go? Did somebody steal them?
Please return my time immediately or else!

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Three Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work. Her latest title is The Muse in Miniature, available on Amazon and Cyberwit.
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