East is east and west is west
East is right and west is left
Sunrise east, sunset west
Sunrise east is right
Sunset west has left
But…if I face the rising sun, it isn’t on my right—
It’s straight ahead.
I quarter turn right shoulder toward dawn
To put it back in place.
All day I stand…and then
Quarter turn to admire the setting sun,
which should be on my left, but is
straight before me instead.
Another quarter turn
toward my left, thus I hope
to put things right.
In darktime stillness I await
the sunrise in the east, my right, which seems
unlikely for I saw it set there just before.
Sunrise in the east should be my right.
And yet it dazzles from my left, the west.