Ode to Daylight Saving Time

Slice of Life 2019: Day 10

Twice yearly you are still remembered.

Yet, Ben Franklin invented you back in 1784.

He said your shift helped to conserve energy and kept the cows asleep,

but I’m a skeptic.

The day after you arrive my circadian rhythm is off,

my body meter thinks its ten when its eleven,

and I’m running late for church.

Somewhere around 2 am you stole

an hour of precious slumber

and the confusion has me spinning.

A report says I’m 25% more likely to have a heart attack tomorrow

and that I’ll likely by cyber-loafing due to sleep deprivation.

So, at this hour, which happens to be 9:20, or 8:20 if you are in Arizona, it feels like 7:20 post meridian.

Why don’t you just come back in the middle of the day while I’m in traffic!

“Daylight saving time: Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.” – Anonymous

7 thoughts on “Ode to Daylight Saving Time

  1. I don’t love losing the hour of sleep. And as you suggest, I’m feeling a little zombie-ish and off. I do love being able to walk my dog when it’s still light in the early evening.

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  2. Thanks for writing about what I was thinking about writing about! You did it far more justice than I. Sigh. So much controversy over the outdated idea, but nothing ever happens about it. I lived in Guatemala for 2 years, and we did not subscribe to this notion. We were much better off! I love how you ask it to come back at a far more unproductive time! Great job!

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