Any day in the life of a retiree

This list poem is my response to What day is it anyway? from Sarah at dVerse Poets Pub, where the prompt is to choose a day, then write a poem about the way that day feels to you.

Any day in the life of a retiree

Sleep in
Coffee
Watch the bird feeder
Breakfast
Read the news
More coffee
Read poetry
Watch the bird feeder
Housework
Write poetry
Go kayaking
Watch the bird feeder
Go hiking and take photos
Fill the bird feeder
Grocery shopping

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Wait, that’s tomorrow.
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Check
Or was that yesterday?

What day is it anyway?

Isn’t every day Saturday?

27 thoughts on “Any day in the life of a retiree

    • 🙂 Thank you. As gray and stark as the landscape can be in January and February, the flashing red of a woodpecker or the the blue of a kingfisher along the shore is all the more rewarding.

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  1. My life as a freelancer was just like that too…except substitute work for some of the items every day of the week. Going to school or an office defines life in a way that doesn’t exist when you don’t have to do a certain thing or be a certain place at any particular time. You’ve really captured that feeling. On the other hand I was much more productive working at home…(K)

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