Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Have a ____ Day

by Lou Lipsitz



Have a nice day. Have a memorable day.

Have (however unlikely) a life-changing day.

Have a day of soaking rain and lightning.

Have a confused day thinking about fate.



Have a day of wholes.

Have a day of poorly marked,

unrecognizable wholes you


cannot fathom.

Have a ferocious day, a bleak

unbearable day. Have a

riotously unproductive day;

a grim jaw-clenched, Clint Eastwood vengeful

law enforcement day.

Have a day of raging, hair-yanking

jealousy and meanness. Have a day

of almost grasping

how whole you are; a finely tuned,

empty day.



Have a nice day of walking and circling;

a day of stalking and hunting,

of planting strange seeds and wandering in the woods.

Have a day of endearing nonsense,

of hopelessly combing your hair,

a day of yielding, of swallowing

hard, breathing more deeply,

a day of fondness for beetles

and macabre spectacles, or irreverence

about anything you want, of just

sitting and wondering.

Have a day of wondering if it's

going to help, or if it just doesn't matter;

a day of dark winds

and torrents flowing though the valley,

of diving into cool water

and gasping for breath,

a day of sudden hunger for communion.



Have a day where the crusts you each

were given are lost and you stumble

with your fellows

searching endlessly together.



please note: photo of Dogbane Beetle by magickcanoe.blogspot.com

3 comments:

  1. Whew! I was so busy, I think I need a nap. I'm going to have a lie-in type of day tomorrow. In fact, a stay in your jammies and knit day.

    ReplyDelete
  2. ...a jammies, knitting, and fig vodka kind of day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. HA! you still make me laugh!....smiles.

    ReplyDelete

Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)