Mark this Monday
Some calendars make Mondays first
for the week of seven days, listing Sundays as the last.
I could never adjust to such, not that it matters,
as Monday is always sandwiched between Sunday and Tuesday.
Taken on its own, we European-influenced folks agreed
by naming the day after Sunday for the moon (moon-day).
Our now traditional first of the five-day (forty-hour) workweek,
but sadly following two so-called rest days known as weekends,
When plumbing breaks, school’s out, and our kids get sick,
it’s when there are things to do other than what we get paid for.
This one is the week when Americans take a Thursday holiday
with a thankful glancing focus towards a black Friday,
Toward retail shopping and deals and rival’s football
and when food gluttony is more tradition than a seven deadly sin.
When the Yule time decoration dogs are unleashed,
and it is finally time for fa-la-la frills and different looking coffee cups.
But around the world, if not throughout the boundless Universe,
this is today no matter how we name it or whatever yesterday was.
Look both ways for many happy todays.
Mind the gaps for long-forgotten memories,
when feelings were for so long—so different.