Woden’s day: think a strapping Teutonic man,

Fully formed, coming out of woods recently

Visited by satyrs and faeries. 


Adopted/adapted by Romans amidst the smoke

Of various sacrifices

To become the god linked to planet Mercury. 


Middle of the week day,

Middling in all respects—

A day of errands and long meetings--

A day full of hope and regret—

Hope for the coming days,

Regret for the multiple failures

Moaning and groaning

In the memory bins of Monday and Tuesday.


--June 13, 2013