Wednesday

 

 

Named curiously for Odin,

but ignoring the strong “d” –

makes a drizzling, overcast entrance

putting an anticlimatic pall on morale.

 

Always the day after voting

and the day before thanks,

aligned precisely in the middle

as though, the star of the show.

 

The first fourth day of the initial week,

saw the creation of sun and moon,

being children of the same event

these neighbors remain steadfastly, full of woe.

 

Celebrated with ashes

acknowledging that, dust you are –

that to dust you shall return

and that you know for sure it’s Lent.

 

To Mickey M. and alumni

it’s ‘anything can happen day’,

except of course Tuesday can’t repeat itself,

and it’s too early to Thank God it’s here.

 

Posters in the office

see it somewhat unscrupulously

as hump-day, making memes of

camels, bison and Bill Clinton.

 

Thinking of Bill and a lonely Happy Hour,

wondering how many apathetic toasts to mid-week

have been tinkled while scribbling a to-do list

for Thursday on the small square cocktail napkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Hi Craig

    Such an interesting and intense look at the “day of mid week” and that day “of dread and woe”. It’s there sometimes as a bump stop, an obstacle or simply a pause to catch our breath and reflect on how we acted in the past and how we must move ahead. Anyway, I like the different scenarios you convey in this poem and the inventive way you express them. Particularly, like this description —

    The first fourth day of the initial week,

    saw the creation of sun and moon,

    being children of the same event

    these neighbors remain steadfastly, full of woe.

    Celebrated with ashes

    acknowledging that, dust you are –

    that to dust you shall return

    and that you know for sure it’s Lent.

    Thanks for sharing,
    my best
    Wendy

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