Happy Twosday!

As a lifelong fan of number patterns, I have been looking forward to this day for quite a while. Yes, I even took a screen shot on my phone at 2:22. If I could have done something about that battery percentage, I would have. At least it’s (2 + 2/2)2 x (2 + 2/2) x 2.

Phone screen that reads: "2:22 Tuesday, February 22."

Poetry is such a fine way to have a souvenir of a moment in time. Here’s what I wrote two-day:

Twosday

Day twenty-two
of month two
of the year twenty twenty-two
falls on a Tuesday—
that’s today.

To tribute the fleeting beatitude
of this totally tubular today
stay tuned . . .

To celebrate, go beyond true:
put on a tutu over your tunic
tuck petunias into your hair
get out your tuning fork
and tune up your tuba
then toot a tune
with attitude,
hop on a tule elk
tooting all the way
to Tomales Bay
then continue by tuna
and be sure to take
an innertube
for your tureen
to partake in tubers with turmeric
while you ride with that tuna
toward Tunisia
tooting your tuba
in gratitude
for the tune of twos
till it’s time to say
toodle-oo to this
Twosday.

© Karin Fisher-Golton 2/22/22

Edited to add: I’m savoring the Twosday event a little longer by participating in Poetry Friday this week. Head over to The Miss Rumphius Effect blog for all the links and to learn about an intriguing poetry activity, well-executed : https://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2022/02/poetry-friday-is-here.html

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12 Responses to Happy Twosday!

  1. Toot your tuba for a truly terrific poetic tune!

  2. Yael Golton says:

    Loved your 2/22/22 poem. It made me smile.

  3. maryleehahn says:

    Brilliant! I love your math equation for the battery level on your phone almost more than your poem!

  4. Bridget Magee says:

    My two cents is it takes two to tango…and your totally tubular tribute to two is the perfect two-step. Brava! 🙂

  5. Love “tuck a petunia in your hair” ! If that isn’t a sign of JOY, I don’t know what is! Here’s 2 U!

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