On any given Sunday afternoon

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On any given Sunday afternoon,

you will find me lamenting the start of a new week.

On any given Sunday afternoon,

you will find me wondering what happened to all of the things I wanted to get done.

On any given Sunday afternoon,

my most dreaded time of the week,

you will find me wishing for another day

to do all of the things I was sure I would be able to do if only…

On any given Sunday afternoon,

you will find me frantically trying to get ready for another work week.

On any given Sunday afternoon,

I will try, but ultimately fail, to pretend this isn’t just

another given Sunday afternoon.

Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.

11 thoughts on “On any given Sunday afternoon

  1. I enjoy the repetition, as it creates a sense of dread for the future and regret for the past; I imagine it as a line you create down the middle of a Sunday where you can go back and you can go forward. It makes me wonder what created this imaginary line in the first place and what we might do to erase it.

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    • I think those imaginary lines are societal creations. We are taught to dread the start of a new week because somehow working and resting have definite boundaries. There are times when working is restful and resting is work. Thoughts?

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  2. Julie McGowan says:

    I love the format you used, especially how you tied it all together at the end.
    By the way, I feel the same exact way on most Sunday afternoons too.

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  3. Oh, this is so good! the repetition is the teacher’s life! I still feel it on Sunday afternoon, even though I’m retired and only tutoring part time. I think it just gets into our blood. This writing was so strong.

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  4. mrssurridge says:

    I really love this. I am experiencing my Sunday night blues as I write this. I think I’m ready for tomorrow, but after I write this I will go check my plans one more time just to make sure.

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  5. JudyK /J Koval says:

    Oh, I can really relate to this! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ended up “wondering what happened to all of the things I wanted to get done” and “wishing for another day”. Weekends are just too short! ~JudyK

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