Let me light up the sky,
light it up for you.
                              [from a comic by randall munroe]

                              " ...what are you doing? "

                                                      " iím spinning counterclockwise.

                                                                  each turn robs the planet
                                                                  of angular momentum,
                                                                         slowing its spin
                                                                          the  tiniest bit.

                                                                          lengthening  the  n i g h t,
                                                                           pushing back the dawn.

                                                                        giving me a little
                                                                      more time here

                                                         with you "