teeny tale: short time 'til tomorrow

she knew there were 365 days in a year, & that each of those days had 24 hours—never more or less. & that sunlight or lack there of had nothing to do with it, as places in Alaska see the “midnight sun” for months. or maybe it does, but the decision to have 24 hours came before that which named the great peninsula “Alaska.” she never tried to fully understand it, figuring it all ticked down to some artificial explanation that would enrage her to know—know that if humans were born with more digits, there would have been more joints to count, which would have given her more minutes in the day. if only...

Sera Cahoone's "Only As The Day Is Long"

1 comment:

Wendy Irene said...

Just as I expected, a true Jessielynn masterpiece! I love it!