Saturday, June 4, 2016

Darkish -Alaska Summer*

No statement of night
only a suggestion,
not enough dark
to grab onto,
instead a hint
of darkish.

*For Lower 48er's - sunrise at 4:30 a.m, sunset at 11:26 p.m. Total daylight - 18 hours, 55 minutes, 33 seconds (a whole lotta light! -the title of a previous poem.)  Gain of daylight for today - June 4th - is 3 minutes and 8 seconds. This amount of daylight makes Alaska weird in the summer when the whole state is sleep-deprived  (I can sleep in the winter! This is not a good mental health strategy.)
Of course Alaska is also weird in the winter , well actually year -round. And we are about to run out of money. Not to be crude (an unintended pun) but the oil teat that Alaska has sucked on for years is running dry. And our legislate-laters (not a typo) need massive adult supervision in Juneau.
Oh, gotta go work in the garden - no matter that's it 10:30 pm. The sun doesn't set for another hour.


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