I made a list of things to do tomorrow
before I went to bed,
so all those tasks I need to do
wouldn’t leave my head.
I woke to brilliant sun,
happy that the day had just begun.
I reached onto my nightstand
to fetch my glasses,
to read my list of things to do
before the morning passes.
I searched and searched, but to my despair
my trusty glasses did not reappear.
Try as I might,
I couldn’t restore my sight.
Without my eyes
to lead me to my list,
the things I need to do
no longer exist.
Does this mean I have license to play;
do whatever I want and enjoy the day?
What a great turn of events,
I realize with glee.
Losing the list must mean
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free!
About Arlene MacDonald: “I am a retired Computer Aided Drafting teacher. Oddly enough, I taught at Johnson County Community College, where guest author Martha Varzaly is currently teaching Composition. We don’t know each other, but it certainly illustrates how small the world is. I am a novice in the writing department, but I have always loved words and the feelings they evoke. I was inspired to try my hand at the craft by my dear friend who is the author of this blog. She is a teacher who is quick to praise and to encourage all of her students on Sanibel Island, and I’m lucky enough to have her as my personal muse.”