02 Aug 2016 – Villanelle

So where did passing days learn this technique,
tending – past their shelf-lives – to malinger?
How many Mondays will there be this week?
It’s only Tuesday, peasant’s faces bleak,
riding – once again – the happy wringer,
and where did passing days learn such technique,
sadistically well-timed – a vicious streak –
a constipating virus with a stinger!
How many Mondays will there be this week –
and if there was a voice such truth to speak,
would knowing strike us like a slipping springer?
Well, where did passing days learn this technique,
this drumbeat drug that ever-leeching seeks
to drain us dry and leave our bones to linger?
How many Mondays will there be this week?
Dementia of time, paresis bringer!
I salute you with my middle finger!
Where did you passing days learn this technique?
How many Mondays will there be this week?

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