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From Saturday to Monday by Jason Monios

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Title: From Saturday to Monday
Author: Jason Monios
Number: 38/100
Allocated postcode: EH7

From Saturday to Monday

Time-poor is the buzzword today:
you have one afternoon
to last you all week.

Standing on Leith Walk after the football.
Saturday afternoon and the street moves
like a pitching deck,
dotted with a thousand sailors
still stumbling on their sea legs.

You wonder if Monday
will find you washed ashore:
you’ll look down and find
a pair of land legs half-attached,
dangling with an ID card
or a sheet for signing on,
the way they bent the knees all wrong,
the stitches roughly sewn,
the forced fit ill-fitting.

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