Marked willing but absent

Is it Monday?
he lay in bed and
wondered
was the question asked
of him.

you can pin a tail on a donkey
but you can’t make it swish,

every day seems longer
and
I’m getting weaker.

My mind’s just an overlay
on a faded map of
yesterday
and the answer is,
it is Monday.

sleep on and it’ll soon be gone
you won’t remember the pain.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.