Labor Day Weekend 2013

Photography by Anja Stiegler

The Weekend Comes
By Annette Marie Hyder

The weekend comes

with her long neck
of freedom stretched out
all the way to Monday
and her soft plumage
offering me a ride.
What can I say?
I nestle onto her back
and tell her, “Take me
where you want to go!”
Plans are a diminishing horizon —
clouds in my hair are what I want
and down nibbling on my toes.