Lost Time

Lost Time

They just stole an hour
and I want it back

I would’ve slept
through it anyway
but it’s the principal

They say it’ll return
in early November

How much interest do I charge
on the loan of an hour
with an eight month term

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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23 Responses to Lost Time

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Yes, it is the principle!

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  2. ivor20 says:

    I the lost hour is up there in one of those Digital Clouds … try ‘icloud’ …

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  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    I hope you get the one hour back plus a handsome interest of course

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Clever critique of daylight savings time. Love this

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  5. Spring forward, Fall back! I love the idea of demanding interest on that hour. We call it British Summer Time although summer seems a long time off. 🙂

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  6. Susi Bocks says:

    Hey, at least the Senate recently passed a bill that Daylight Savings Time will remain and no more back and forth!

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  7. Luckily we don’t lose hours in Costa Rica:) Very clever thought…

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