Magician’s Wrist Turned the Wrong Way

An unexpected darkness
overcame the sun
and summer ended
eight minutes
and twenty seconds later.

The earth burned
trying to replicate
what was lost
and the smoke
blurred our line of sight.

I asked you
if this overly long night
felt unnatural
and you said
Like a striptease on a hockey rink.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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