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Retirement hath stopt my keyboarde

I...have no idea where this came from.



On Finally, After Nearly A Year, Feeling Adequately Rested

If, in retirement, I am finally free
To restore that which working life depletes
With its demands, then with this liberty
Let me rest 'twixt ozone-scented sheets,

'Neath duvet clouds, by memory foam upheld,
The city's urgent roar and grind, and streams
Of winter's paltry light, alike, dispelled
By double panes and blackout shades and dreams;

And sleep until, with sleep replete, I wake up,
Then lie abed till getting up seems good,
And go a day or two without my makeup,
And leave the house only in search of food:

It's been a year and now I'm getting bored,
But retirement thus my spirit has restored.


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helenajust
Nov. 30th, 2014 11:03 am (UTC)
That is brilliant!! I'm copying it and saving it (with due acknowledgements of authorship), if I may.

Now you're getting bored, do you have any small stirrings of ideas of things you might feel like doing at some point?
emeraldsedai
Dec. 1st, 2014 08:31 am (UTC)
Heh. Well, thanks. Feel free to borrow. I have to admit: in my mind, this poetic masterpiece was hilarious (something about putting memory foam mattresses and double-paned windows into a sonnet...), but I've come to accept over the years that my sense of humor is hard to detect most of the time.

I'm really hoping that this life of mine, which has wound down to almost a complete standstill, is going to wind back up pretty soon. At the same time, I'm awfully grateful to have had the luxury of this long winding-down period. I had no idea how much I needed it.
helenajust
Dec. 1st, 2014 08:38 am (UTC)
Maybe I should have been clearer; I do find it very funny indeed!
emeraldsedai
Dec. 1st, 2014 10:17 am (UTC)
Did you? Oh good! That's very reassuring. :D
harrigan
Nov. 30th, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
Brilliant!
emeraldsedai
Dec. 1st, 2014 08:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! As I said to helenajust above, in my head this thing was terribly funny. Re-reading it now, I can see where the humor got lost...

Oh well. It's still true: my need for rest has been prodigious. I had no idea.
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emeraldsedai
Dec. 5th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I see from Twitter that you're looking to escape to the seaside. I wish you all the thousands you need for that endeavor!
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