Adjusting His Circadian Rhythm

There is a time, a change in rhythm
almost poetic, a clock ticking
deep within his body, circadian
a movement between dark and light
a time to dream beneath quilt cover
a time to open his eyes
a time to sit on rocks
soak up sun stains on beach lined resort
fill vacation hourglass with sand
slow trickle of crystal granules
slipping through water, riding the tide
full moon reflecting on ocean surface
jet’s lag cutting night’s sleep
drawing from his exhaustion
lost time in another zone
a white foggy chalk line
against blue surf board sky

~ Debbie Okun Hill

Debbie Okun Hill began her writing career on the prairies and currently gardens words full-time in southwestern Ontario. To date, over 125 of her poems have been published in over 50 publications/websites including Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Ascent Aspirations, and Inscribed. This spring her poem “Letters of J-i-l-t” was short listed for Freefall’s 2008 Prose and Poetry Contest and this fall two of her poems will appear in Edmonton’s Other Voices. Beret Days Press launched her first chapbook Swaddled in Comet Dust in 2008.

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