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Daylight Savings Time, 2020
Kevin Arnold


It’s one of those many things
I’d chosen to never worry about
But now my son Scotty has his
First home he wants that precious
Hour after work to overlook the
Hudson Valley from what was
Previously a summer cabin and
Which he’s now sharing with
Either a squirrel or a racoon
Who manages to steal the food
Scotty puts out in a safe trap
So now I’m a fan of this national
Habit that was put in place to
Save energy or our glorious country
From something awful
I forget just what

© by Kevin Arnold.
Used with the author’s permission.


Kevin Arnold holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. His newest book is Do Not Think Badly of Me (Manzanita Writers Press). Kevin was named "Writer of the Year" by the California Writer's Club. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where he enjoys enjoys skiing, horses, competitive tennis, and duplicate bridge. Learn more about him at




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Lori Levy:
Like the humor in this poem.
Posted 03/08/2020 03:41 PM
I am having difficulty setting my clock forward and hour, but my wife has set all of the utility clocks forward and my computer and cell phone did it on their own.
Posted 03/08/2020 11:50 AM
Janet Leahy:
Just love the closing line of this poem. Thanks Kevin
Posted 03/08/2020 11:10 AM

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