Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap day

I didn't plan on writing anything about the election. I wrote it anyway.

Every four years
We get one of these.
It coincides
With electing a new president
At the turn of the century.
Every four years
We need an extra day
To help get our calendar
Back in order
With the sun
With the seasons
At the turn of the century.
Sometimes it seems
We need more than an extra day
To tackle
What’s before us
What’s behind us.
It’s all a figment
The way we count days
And years
Even seasons.
This year
We elect a new president.
We need more
Than an extra day.

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