Monday, March 10, 2014

Slice of Life: Time Change 10 of 31

It's day ten of the March Slice of Life Challenge.  31 days of writing.   Thanks to the amazing Two Writing Teachers team for all of their support in this event.  

Time Change
6:00 a.m.
feels like five
8:00 p.m.
feels like ten
wanting a nap
needing a nap
hungry at the wrong times
so tired
moving the clock back
jet lag 
in your own backyard.  


  1. So true. It is amazing what one hour can do! I feel like I am so behind!!

  2. jet lag
    in your own backyard.
    ...perfectly put - that's exactly it!

  3. Ha, it is like that! It will take us all a week before we get used to it too. Students included. One hour has way too much power.

  4. I love that ending line "Jet lag in your own back yard." I'm still adjusting today.

  5. I think we all agree...'Jet lag in your own back yard' is perfect. I have to admit that the time change doesn't bother me as much as it used to....since I retired....that is a big plus for retiring. :-)

  6. Perfectly poem for how we are all feeling. I was ready for a nap at 2:00.

  7. Love this poem, so clever! With most all our clocks being changed by some power beyond my house, I have had to remind myself about the time change. Maybe the power isn't in the hour but in what we see on the clock.

  8. I have a feeling this is where I am going to be tomorrow...had an unusual amount of energy today, but love love love that last line just like everyone else! The unfairness of having jet lag and never having left your own backyard! The injustice! I should at least have a sunburn or some sand in my shoes or a souvenir or SOMETHING for this feeling, right? ;)
    Love your poetry!

  9. My day exactly! All day long I watched people yawn and wondered what our state tests, which start tomorrow, are going to be like! Hope I don't fall asleep proctoring! And like everyone else, I love the last lines!

  10. "Jet lag in your own backyard" - exactly! It's 8:50. I'm exhausted.


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