I just want to sit in peace and drink my coffee
And mindfully enjoy my breakfast too
Instead I grab a biodegradable cup
And scarf down antioxidant-rich morsels few
With my phone in one hand, coffee cup in the other
I grab my car keys and walk at a brisk pace
To my car, my handbag slung over my shoulder
Gearing for ride in heavy traffic to my workplace.
Driving to work is a time sink, therefore
Instead of listening to a radio station that is more interesting
I listen to an audio book, a podcast or more
I am glad in self-improvement time I am investing
I just want to sit outside and munch
For fifteen precious minutes precise
On my fiber and protein-rich lunch
But doing nothing else is unwise
As I chew on my salad leaves, I try
To respond to e-mails abundant
I return from lunch satisfied, I won’t lie
When I’ve emptied the lunchbox and inbox of their contents..
In my 20 minute break I want to sit and stare
At the ceiling, but my inner voice admonishes me
Sitting is the new cancer, so I do not dare
To sit, instead I go for a brisk walk to stay healthy
The afternoon commute is painfully slow
I listen to my audio book to be productive again
I pick up my child, feed him a snack as we go
To his soccer practice-secretly wishing it would rain..
I want to sit in a corner and watch my child play
But I’ve to prepare for tomorrow’s meeting
I read the documents e-mailed earlier today
Of the soccer game, I catch glimpses fleeting
Once home I want to sit down, I feel the need
That’s not happening at all, as dinner is due
I have mastered making dinner at an amazing speed
While helping my child with his assignments too..
I sit for dinner for ten minutes or so
That is our family time, precious
Once dishes are done, I’m ready to go
Sit and read (extra reading would be a plus)
Often I do not realize how I sink in my bed
From sitting to a position supine
All the wonderful things in my head
Disappear as sleep takes over my mind..
One thought on “Sit..”
‘To his soccer practice-secretly wishing it would rain..’–how many times did I say that when my kids were younger….?