One year in four has extra day,
A way of making one
From extra fourths Earth on its way
Took going ’round the sun.
Catching up, all surely need,
So here’s what I propose:
A day for all of no new deed,
Just bring the old to close.
We all have fourths or fifths undone,
A stack of things to do.
Let earthlings be like Earth this one
Day, and be caught up too.
I’ve looked around; I’ve made my list
Of old chores piled in heap;
And out of all things in my fist,
I’ll catch up first – on sleep.
image through Wikipedia – a post card about Leap Year from 1908,
showing the Sadie Hawkins tradition of women getting to be the
pursuers and the askers
© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.