For today’s prompt, write a time of day poem. In fact, make the title of your poem the time of day. For instance, “5:54 a.m.,” 2:23 p.m.,” “Midnight,” etc. Then, write your poem. Of course, different things happen at different times of day. So have fun with it.
Here is my attempt:
Or is it 7:35?
I mean, I know what it is in Austin,
but I’m from Georgia before that
Ohio. Can’t just erase
32 years of Eastern Standard
in one road trip. Or maybe you can,
but I know I can’t. After all this time,
I suppose I’d need an entire
sabbatical or retreat to truly
feel Centralized, though it’s too late now —
now that it’s 7:36.