My future is amorphous. It has no shape or plan.
Up the creek without a paddle, I have no job or man.
My freedom? It is ludicrous. I’m well out of the chase.
All my time is leisure time. I live a slower pace.
Who named this phase re-tirement? There’s nothing that is tiring.
If they want to tire me out again, they’d best replace my wiring.


Prompt words today are chase, ludicrous, amorphous and paddle.

10 thoughts on “Retirement?

  1. slmret

    As I was contemplating what I would do in retirement, some 15 or so years ago, there was a book entitled “Don’t Retire, Rewire.” Your poem is a fun description of life as it is now!

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  2. koolkosherkitchen

    I love the play of words in the last two lines, Judy; that’s brilliant. A propos, GIlbert’s resort in Key Largo, Florida, proudly displays a “paddle you need to go up the creek.” Perhaps you should visit?



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