Spring Ahead

Written by: ilene bauer

Tonight we set the clocks ahead.
The morning will be dark;
But afternoon will linger,
As from day we disembark.

The sun will last for hours.
There’ll be much more time to fill;
And all that light will beckon
Hyacinth and daffodil.

Like filings to a magnet, we’ll be
Drawn to the outdoors,
Ignoring mop and vacuum
And those boring indoor chores.

For once the day is longer,
There’s a need to be outside
To soak up all that air and sunshine
Nature will provide.

It’s strange to lose an hour
But it seems an honest price,
For the trade-off is a brighter day
And that is very nice.