Does sleep or midnight divide the
day? As a child I would stay up late
in my bedroom anxiously watching the
minutes pass from 11:50 one at a time
till 11:59 then holding my breath wait
for the "digital" analog clock to flip its
flaps to 12:00 and say, "It's tomorrow!"
...Really believing in some way that a
border had been crossed and I was living
a step ahead in the future. Ah, childhood.
Now midnight comes and goes without
a glance. I catch the last bus (1:23 358
express to 46th and Aurora), get a gas
station deep-fried veggie burrito and
walk six long blocks home, everyone
all tucked in including motor vehicles.