She prefers Tinker Toys to
Legos and logs, and devours
hours on her Jigsaw puzzles.
To what end?
She will not die with her boots
On, sad to say. Tho she rejects
Meals on Wheels–she’s not that old!
Just marking time.
Time when sleepy, time when bored.
Time taking out hearing aids
To talk on the phone. Oooh, she
Knows she retired much too soon!
A coupla friends come and go
Tip toeing out to let her sleep
She needs batteries for the clock,
Now aint that a hoot.
She’s happy to be awaiting
Newly bought books, one being
Last words of the Executed, a second
What Is Time? She’ll let us know.
For now she’s content to pout
That she’s lived so long poor thing,
Rising now to write a poem,
cheered while waiting for the
books to come.