Monday is born into a full family.
One Standard Issue Dad™,
One slightly dented, but still good Mum,
Two broken-limbed brothers, and one sullen but loving sister.
Tuesday’s family is halved overnight.
Suddenly a one-child family,
Tuesday’s parents swing the spotlight of their attention to her.
Wednesday’s siblings appear and disappear
With such frequency that Wednesday ceases to notice.
Intermittent familiar strangers,
They materialise and dematerialise seamlessly.
Thursday moves countries.
Uprooted from friends and familiar faces,
And transplanted in a land of ghosts with sinus issues,
Thursday begins to wither.
Friday stands out.
Though she tries to blend in,
There is no hiding her hair, her skin.
Friday makes jokes at her own expense.
Saturday meets a boy; The Boy.
She hides him amongst her treasures,
Keeps him all to herself for as long as she can.
Saturday has other secrets too.
Sunday’s family has grown and diminished,
Grown and diminished.
It has changed size and shape so often
That she no longer remembers where its boundaries lie.