The first day of retirement - I woke up with the dawn
and didn’t close my eyes again. I got up and put on
some comfy clothes, my slippers too, had cereal and toast.
I checked my emails, and the blogs and read near every post.
I stripped my bed from top on down and washed the whole darn pile,
then played the piano for a bit – I hadn’t for awhile.
I looked outside and saw some birds just dancing in the rain.
I didn’t fancy getting wet, so inside I remained.
At noon I thought I’d take a break, and sat down in my chair.
The fire’s warmth was all it took for me to linger there.
It’s funny how the time can pass when leisure-time you choose,
for sure enough two hours fled by when sitting turned to snooze!
My son phoned up to say that they’d be dropping by at six.
I flew down to the grocery store to see what I could fix.
I bought some local halibut and salad makings, too;
crisp breaded fish with almond crust, a change from turkey stew!
The emails started coming through, not too long ago ~
Surprise at my retirement because they didn’t know ~
and thanking me, and missing me, and oh, my throat did ache
and yet I know this time’s for me. It wasn’t a mistake.