OctPoWriMo2021 Day 9: Retirement

Today’s prompt is how to spend the weekend, but you know, when you’re retired, weekends don’t have the impact they used to-we’re on perpetual Saturday. I chose The Bop as the form.

Retirement our calendar is all weekends now 
each day indistinguishable from another
no workweek to give us structure
no place we have to be
(except for doctor appointments
and routine errands)
what day is it? hell if I know no reason to dress up
no bosses to please except each other
all the time in the world to do those things
we couldn't do when we were working
all those things we put off for later
when our schedules wouldn't be so full
what were those things anyway
damned if I remember
what day is it? hell if I knowwe may not be accomplishing anything special
or taking those cruises we put off
the grandchildren we thought we'd have
haven't materialized
but that's okay
we still have each other
what day is it? hell if I know

©ARHuelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

Originally published at http://arhtisticlicense.com on October 9, 2021.

Former elementary general music teacher. Wife, and mother of five. Blogging about the arts and the creative process at https://ARHtisticLicense.com.

Former elementary general music teacher. Wife, and mother of five. Blogging about the arts and the creative process at https://ARHtisticLicense.com.