Monday, March 9, 2020

SOL20 Slice #9 One little hour

I am participating in the
 Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOL20).  
All participants are sharing stories about moments in their lives, writing 
 every day for the month of March 2020.
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!

One little hour.
Geez, is that the alarm?
It's so dark outside!
It can't be morning.
Stumble to get dressed,
In a fog, stirring oatmeal.
I can't think.
What do I need?
The clocks move forward
I'm back in the dark.
Out the door,
much too early, it seems.
Birds are subdued.
Feels like the middle of the night.
Load the car, start the engine,
The radio blares.
Into the dark, I drive
Eyes wide, searching,
surprises await, stay alert,
animals, persons, crossing the road.
Look! Fat, round, perched above
The moon. Extraordinary!
I wouldn't have seen it, except,
One little hour.


  1. That one little hour — on the other side of this (in the fall) — will be even more magical once we gain it back.

  2. What a wonderful poem.. I love the "The moon. Extraordinary!" You show your reader how time moves forward on this morning.... Extraordinary!

  3. Lots of adjustments with that darn one little hour!

  4. I love the line "clocks move forward, I'm back in the dark." Also love your one word lines all starting with M. Great slice!

  5. The time change is so hard! But as you’re poem says, it can be “magic.” The moon tonight should be spectacular, so maybe you’ll see it on your way to work in the morning.

  6. I really enjoyed your poem. That one little hour sure makes a difference! But it sounds like it also gave you a small gift .