Sunday, May 15, 2011

Born on a Monday Morning

The Wanderers by Pablo Picasso (1932)


He was born on a Monday morning
Neighbor's alarm snoozed six times
Streets freshly swept
Grass moist as ocean spray
Lunch packed in a rush
School children run to yellow bus
Roads dotted with office traffic
Silent revolts against life in a box
Sweet memory of Saturday
Long wait for Friday
Sunday always short
Stock market stampede
New news cycle seems old
Longest day of the week

He was born on a Monday morning

And like a Monday Morning
was rest of his life
Running
Waiting
Dreaming
Sweeping
Memory of Saturday
Wait for Friday
Put on snooze
again and again

-Neha

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