Written for: Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 23
Two-for-Tuesday – Write a Free poem or a Not Free poem
Except for death and taxes, she was free
to rise when ready, stay up to wee
dark hours and read an entire book.
She never thought she needed structure to be
at peace with herself; she mistook
freedom from work with a happy outlook.
To fill her days, she desperately searched
for a new hobby, wore worried look.
With nought expected, she felt like a bird
precariously perched. Time for research.
Why, she could cook, join a swim club,
or if the urge strikes, learn to surf.
She sat in a lavender-scented tub
far from television’s noisy hubbub
with jazz playing, and a glass of wine
freedom returned with unhurried scrub.