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See you Sunday

by Megan Anderson about a year ago in slam poetry
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A riff on Synesthesia

Image by hangdog art

It’s not just that Tuesdays are yellow and Thursdays are dark blue,

and Saturdays are as green as a new fern, even from as far away as

Monday.

It’s also this: the days have music in them.

Melodies trip along Wednesdays, sticky with orange,

and on black Fridays they’re as bluesy as a twice-loved steel guitar.

Pulsing rhythms strafe my week, a new riff with each sunrise.

All the weekdays are like this, and so are the seasons and the animals,

the pantry items and the planets and the names of all the people.

Words keep other company, it’s just how they greet me.

Part English, part colour wheel, part glockenspiel, some banjo,

language arrives dripping with pigment and bass notes; saturated and

bristling with reverb.

People talk, I get rainbows and foldback.

Me, I’m spun white light, a landing pad for all this tincture.

I have no particular colour that I can tell.

But I do have a song.

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About the author

Megan Anderson

Loves a yarn. Draws a bit. Sings in the yard. Spells things the Australian way.

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