Short Days

Today was the shortest day of the year.
Now that it’s out of the way,
We can look forward to adding a little more sunshine
Each and every day.
Christmas lights are nice
But snow and Christmas lights put together-
That is the best.
We haven’t had much of that.
Short winter days don’t do much,
Except make you feel like
You’re eating dinner at midnight
Instead of 6 o’clock
Or whatever normalish dinner type of hour
That it may actually be.
“Prepare yourselves for evening slumber!”
You call to your offspring.
Then you look at your timepiece and realize
That it’s only 4 o’clock post meridiem
And the night is yet young
And you may still have several small dinners to feed
And many things to clean.
These are how the short days go.

-L