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   Poems by Jim Fulcomer          

The Equinox

As was said in prior verse, in complaint of imperfection,

When in the course of yearly time, less sunlight forces redirection,

Of our clocks to signify adjusted time, as time goes by.

The Equinox means equal night, but Equilux means equal light.

They should be the same, by right, but are not, if barely quite.

Our atmosphere is what I’m told, orchestrates and is to blame -

For majestic sunsets red-shifted and alive with flame.

The sunlight bends and holds the day and brightens ere the dawn appears.

This complicates those fussy folk who time precisely clockwork gears.

Just do not dare to set your watch by right of your convictions.

But follow like the sheep we are, the governmental benedictions.