Tuesdays are slipping out of my grasp

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Tuesday. Photographic: DWV

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Tuesdays are slipping out of my grasp

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Tuesday used to wear

a suit, dark blue or brown,

and wore his hair

in a parting on the left.

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That is the male Tuesday, of course.

Female Tuesdays

wore dresses that left their ankles

barely bare,

and had their hair curled

and styled in formal shapes.

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Naturally things have changed.

Today’s Tuesdays

mostly wear jeans

and informal shirts,

often T-shirts,

and have a haircut

that, to me, looks bizarre.

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Female Tuesdays

tend to wear tight jean-like trousers,

tops of varying puzzling designs,

and sometimes clean-shaved heads.

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It is with these later Tuesdays

that I now have to deal with.

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The last time I had a conversation

with one of the Tuesdays,

she spoke in a rapid flow of words,

spilling out in a seemingly endless

rhyming type of juvenile stream-of-consciousnes.

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I was speechless.

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Not that the old Tuesdays

were all that communicative.

They often spoke in stilted sentences

and used esoteric words designed

to hide their lack of meaning.

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The truth is

that I can get very little sense

out of Tuesdays nowadays.

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Did I get any sense out of the old Tuesdays?

I think so, but it may be an illusion.

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So here is my strategy:

In conversations with my Tuesdays,

I will nod when it seems appropriate.

I will wait until Tuesday’s working hours are past,

and I will look forward to meeting Wednesday.

Surely Wednesday will be better?

 

About kruger01

Poet, author, translator Grandfather of five. Bonsai grower.
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