Sunday, 26 February 2012

Doggerel Epitaph on a Weekend

The peace of Sunday afternoon is broken
by inner panic at the hateful thought
of Monday-bloody-morning, looming now
across that dreadful Sunday eve horizon.

Defences can’t be built to keep the march
of Monday morning back; its dark, relentless
onslaught of woe creeps ever nearer. Sunday
receives the stark transmission: nearly Monday.

This weekend started out which such high hopes;
such keen anticipation at the words:
“It’s Friday afternoon and after that
it’s Saturday!” But both have given way.

A weekend dies on Sunday afternoon,
and standing on her ashes are the countless
dejected souls of everyone who works,
whose only comfort is the sadness Sunday brings.

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