Self Portrait as Thursday

Somehow Thursday never seems to be an important day in the week: in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Arthur Dent says: “This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays”. I’m not sure that I can either as I was born on a Thursday and have, according to the nursery rhyme, ‘far to go’…


the day that lisps
towards week’s end

trails behind Wednesday                                   
with my face solemn

as we go around
the world in seconds

with thunder rolling
out behind Thor

who came out of Jupiter
on Juno’s wrong side

and left me spinning
out into space

sketch by E.E. Houghton


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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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4 Responses to Self Portrait as Thursday

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Not yet the end of the working week but passed the middle… Thursday lacks individuality, waiting for someone to give it a personal color.

  2. And I gave it a try! Thanks, Francine.

  3. oldpyjamas says:

    Hi Joanna I hope this finds you well. I loved this as Thursdays are THE best days. I was born on one! With love Diana

    PS Have you had a chance to read The Bearer’s Burden yet? >

  4. Hi Diana, you’re another Thursday and you’ve certainly gone far! I have indeed read your
    book, and sent out a review. All the best, Joanna

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