I stayed out late until it was pitch dark,
I sat on the grass, reclining on the tree bark.
The noise of the city
Fading in the distance slowly.
I bask under the glow and beauty of the sunset,
I take in the view while listening to the House Sparrow’s duet.
I stretch my arms and legs, grateful for this moment
Looking forward to more days like this on my retirement.
I stay in my room where I’m safe
I stay there to have space and time for myself
Time for myself.
I used to breathe around the house
And just be still in the silence and rudimentary life.
Now I stay in my room trying to keep the noise out
Drown it all down.
So I stay in my room
The only place I feel safe.
I gaze high up at the sky
My arms outstretched
I reached for the stars, the moon, the comets
The planets danced
Took a quick glance
And made a staircase to the heavens
I climbed and stretched some more
I stretched…up to the sky
Left the bed undone
Half awake and half in dreamland
Dragging my feet
And then an aroma
Familiar addictive smell
My eyes grew wide
My nose embraced it all
I hugged the mug with my hands
Took it in once more
And sipped heaven