Wrong Monday – Marge Piercy


Wrong Monday

Marge Piercy

First the alarm is mute. Forgot the plunger.
I discover the milk is sour right after
I pour it on cereal. I pad
to the door stepping into what the cat
threw up. I clean the floor and then
my hands smell bad. Washing them
I splash my blouse and have to change.
After driving for an hour I remember
I forgot to pack underwear and the speech
I’m paid to give. The next sign
NEXT 144 MILES. At that moment
stalled in traffic, my period starts.


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