Beating the Sunday Blues

Sunday, March 20, 2022
It's spring today 
Had to double check  
A brightening sun teases me 
through the window 
as I write  
It's still cold outside, 
but it doesn't have 
winter's bite
I'm cutting short 
my morning puttering  
Got a lot done yesterday 
so I could enjoy the whole
of today  
I typically get the Sunday blues 
on Saturday night 
lamenting a long list of 
Still Needs To Get Done Before Monday  
Back to work Monday  
A back to work 
rain in the forecast
Monday
Today,
I'm going out 
to play
with a spring 
in my step
a taste for 
the end of May

6 thoughts on “Beating the Sunday Blues

  1. I needed to read your poem today. I am tired but your words are pushing me to also go out and play. I too have that list trying to hold me down. But know you are out there playing, as soon as I complete this comment and one more, YES, I’m heading out to enjoy this Sunday. Thank you. Your words are just what I needed to read!!

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  2. I love that “back to work/rain in the forecast” and your playfulness with the word spring. Your poem is making me rethink spending the day doing chores. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Natasha. I still have some chores to do, but I’m interspersing them here and there. I’m trying to focus on allowing myself to spend time on the fun stuff.

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  3. Oh! There’s so much joy and fun in your poem today. I loved it! I also identify with the feeling of Getting Lots of Stuff Done on one day so that I can enjoy the next. Yes! It’s kind of like how I need to clean the kitchen and pick up clutter before I can let myself relax. Maybe I should work on that…

    And I just really enjoyed your use of language. You have so much brightness and clarity in your word selection that the whole thing just shimmers and shines. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lainie. I also prefer to get the other things done first, but I’m working on not letting it consume all of my time. It’s hard to do. I prefer everything to be in order before I can relax. My kids tell me to take a break. It’s a work in progress.

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