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Stretchin’ Daylight

A Poem by Sandy Lemmon, Crawford , Nebraska

 

December 2010 Issue  

I reach for the clothes

Piled on the floor,

Right where I dropped them last night,

When I came in late,

Well after dark.

As usual, stretchin’ daylight.

 

I turn on the coffee

Shrug into my clothes,

Hopin’ they all go on right—

Slurp down the coffee,

Pull on coat and gloves,

Stumble out, again stretchin’ daylight.

 

I walk to the barn

Stumbling through drifts,

I know they weren’t here last night.

Then I hit the light switch

And light up the barn—

Best way of stretchin’ daylight.

 

I check the two pair

And the ‘bout due young cow,

That I kept in the barn over night.

I look out at the lot,

Shine a spotlight around,

Checkin’, while I’m stretchin’ daylight.

 

I catch my horse, grain him,

Then saddle him up,

Not pullin’ the cinch too tight.

I’ll need him later

To sort out the heavies,

Can’t do that by stretchin’ daylight.

 

Off to the east

The sky’s lookin’ gray,

The stars aren’t shinin’ so bright.

Grab some more coffee—

The sun’s comin’ up,

I’m ‘bout done with stretchin’ daylight.

 

Do all my feedin’,

Move pairs around,

Sort heavies, hopin’ I’m right.

Sun goin’ down,

I load up some hay,

Usin’ headlights for stretchin’ daylight.

 

Stumble to bed,

Drop clothes on the floor,

Right where I left them last night.

I want summer to come,

Days to get longer—

I’m so tired of stretchin’ daylight!

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