If I had time to take a detour

Find an open meadow, breathe in air pure…


If I could have a commute unhurried

If I had the ability to not be worried

About household chores incomplete

If responsibilities at home I did not have to meet

If I could finish work early by a stroke of luck

I would make a conscious effort not to get stuck

In driving along the familiar route that day

Discover a new place along the way-

An open space, an art gallery, a sculpture enigmatic

An ice-cream store, a quaint bookshop, a mural dramatic..

To infuse into the monotony of daily life a small dose

Of novelty, let some happiness osmose

Into my soul, trapped in the quagmire

Of busy work that suppresses all desire

To seek out something different or new-

To break that tedium is what I long to do..


Time is usually not on my side

But once in a blue moon, I decide

To snatch from my busy life hours few

I try to drive on a route new

And stop when I see something I fancy

This exercise brings indefinable pleasure to me..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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