Night and Day
My teacher asked me yesterday
to tell what makes it night and day.
I knew I could get that one right.
I said, "I make it day and night."
My teacher's pride seemed to deflate.
I thought I should elaborate:
"See at day's end my eyes close tight
that makes it dark, so then it's night.
Then when I wake I open my eyes,
and that's what makes the ol' sun rise."
At least that's how it seems to me.
My teacher seemed to disagree.

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