Dreams of the weekend

October 7, 2010

Today
other people enjoy the weather
or go shopping for shoes
or handbags
Grandfathers take their son’s sons
to museums
Grandmothers their daughter’s daughters
to parks
and feed them donuts and carrot juice, maybe
slip them a five pound note
at the end

On a day like today
when I’m in panic and you are too and we will never finish
anything
all of us assholes suits, insane, bitter, and I love all of you;
we are all locked into walls
of our own making because
the bravery of cattle is also bravery

And then –
the weekend,
tomorrow
is never as good
as the dreams of the weekend
today

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8 Responses to “Dreams of the weekend”

  1. wkkortas said

    The line “the bravery of cattle” puts me in mind of Masters’ “Robert Weston” from Spoon River Anthology –“My favorite metaphor was Prickett’s cow/Roped out to grass, and free as you know as far/As the length of the rope.” Indeed, not only does the life of the workaday world grind down our lives, but it also does the same to our dreams. Tight, but visual for something so compact, and well-built.

  2. forpuck said

    Thanks. I haven’t read Masters, will now off to amazon go and check out SRA.

  3. Claudia said

    yep – we have a saying in germany “vorfreude ist die schönste freude” – means – pleasant anticipation is the best joy…guess that’s how it is with fridays and weekends…
    thanks for coming back to my blog and re-read – appreciated your feedback

  4. Beth said

    How true this is. It’s almost like an anticlimax, my weekend starts on a thursday evening. I’m always off on Fridays and through the lectures of the week I’m planning out fruitless little escepades for the weekend. I can really relate 😉 Thank you for sharing

  5. forpuck said

    @Claudia – I meant it more melancholically, but I guess it doesn’t read that way though.

    @Beth – exactly. There are all these ideas and “i’ll do this and so on” and then you end up not doing it and just wasting the time. It’s nice to see a fellow londonur though.

  6. Shashi said

    I enjoyed reading this one.. thanks for sharing this…

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  7. Jingle said

    beautiful capture.

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