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The Miles to Friday
Jacqueline Jules


Stepping from the shower
Monday morning
I towel my feet, doubting
my strength to walk
to the closet, much less
all those miles to Friday.

But somehow Monday
melts into Tuesday, like
butter on toast.

Wednesday whirs by
on a motorboat, waving.

Thursday is a carrier pigeon,
cooing with news
of the coming weekend.

A few more steps.
Iím drying my feet again,
sore, in need of Saturday sleep,
but surprised by how fast
I traveled
all those miles to Friday.

© by Jacqueline Jules.
Used here with the authorís permission.

Jacqueline Jules is a former librarian who found herself intrigued by almost every book she put on the shelf.  As a reader and as a writer, she doesn’t restrict herself to one genre. She is the author of 50 books for young readers on a wide variety of topics, including two poetry books for young readers, Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence (Albert Whitman, 2020), and Smoke at the Pentagon: Poems to Remember (Bushel & Peck, 2023). Jacqueline is also the author of four poetry books for adults, including a collection of biblically inspired poems, Manna in the Morning (Kelsay Books, 2021). After 26 years in Virginia, she moved to Long Island to be closer to her grandchildren. Learn more about her at



Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Love the way the poet presents the "miles to Friday."
Posted 02/25/2019 03:44 PM
A homebound daughter calls me every Monday and this, the highlight of my week, makes all the remainder of the days fly in joyous thanks.
Posted 02/25/2019 09:10 AM
michael escoubas:
Quite unique! I'm passing this on to others once I dry off my feet. Thank you!
Posted 02/25/2019 08:43 AM
Very creative and uplifting. Janice
Posted 02/25/2019 08:38 AM
Monday happens to be my favorite day of the week because I consider it the start of something big.
Posted 02/25/2019 08:37 AM

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