This is the break that I clearly need-
She said to herself, settling down to read
An interesting book in a cosy corner
Of her hotel room, she had left behind her
The mayhem of her life as a homemaker,
A busy career woman, and a mother..
Teetering at the edge of a major burnout
She had sought refuge here, without
Telling her family why and where
She had gone, of course she did take care
To let them know she would be gone for a day
She needed a break, and there seemed no other way..
Her mind, however, conditioned to place
The needs of her family first, had difficulty making space
For the idea of snatching away from her family
A day for herself- she found it difficult to be guilt-free
Checking into a hotel for a night all alone
Was something she still couldn’t believe she had done
She worried if her precious children were all right
Without her being at home to tuck them in at night
Although this escape she had justified to herself before
This was a selfish move- said a voice she could not ignore..
While she tried to relax, still feeling conflicted
She received a text message, at first she resisted
Looking at it, afraid that something at home
Was not quite right- but finally picked up the phone-
“Carpe diem!” the text from her husband said
That everything was fine at home came in another text
Relieved, she put all her worries aside
She would seize the day, and go for the ride
Today was the day, her rare chance to unwind
To rejuvenate her tired body and mind.