July 21


Monday comes early and eager
Cloaked in heavy clouds and rain
Watching us in mocking tones
As we slog our way to waiting offices
With half-closed eyes and heavy sighs
Noticing one another in the abstract
Like flowers through cracked cement
Nodding in the universal understanding
That we are all in this together alone
And longing to sleep through it all
But Monday never lets you be
Grabbing you before you even open your eyes
Shaking you briskly into unpaid bills and to-do lists
And as ill-fitting as it is, you realize sadly
You don’t have anything else to wear
And that coffee isn’t going to make itself

~ Liesl Dineen 2014

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