Of gizmos ’round the house I’ve lots
Whose timers read an hour off
And have for months (because, I find,
Never miss a local story.
Too cumbersome to set the time.)
My patience might as well be tossed
(And anyway, the manual’s lost.)
But overnight — just now I checked:
Again they flash the time correct!
A miracle? A mystery?
I cannot say, but look and see;
So hold your ire, curb your peeve —
I’ve won five months of clock reprieve!