One of the things I (re)discovered during Lexington Poetry Month this year is how much I enjoy playing around with poems. To capitalize on the momentum and habits I’ve built up in the last few weeks, I plan to continue writing and posting daily.
In support of those intentions, I found a lovely new graphic for the month of July. I didn’t have time to paint anything since yesterday, but my daughter gave me permission to use a coloring page she made this summer.
Today’s poem is a derangement of Langston Hughes’ “Blue Monday.” (Click here to read the source poem.)
Back to the grind
Down you get, surely. Monday,
blue and old, that down-you-get Monday
will deny you anything of use.
But Sunday and Saturday sport
that-a-way. Make it late, I’ve done ate,
and working to go