A Time Sublime?

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” This quote by Dr. Seuss inspired the following.

Up at 6, going through the motions.
When skies are bleak and gray,
It’s tough to work up locomotion,
To keep track of the parts of the day.

When noon seems like morning,
Is it cereal I will eat?
Soon, without warning,
I will seldom raise my feet.

Is it naptime or bedtime?
Does it really matter?
Is this a time sublime?
No! I’m just getting fatter.

All this eating and sleeping!
I’m not enough on the move!
A routine I am not keeping.
I need to find a groove!

Covid-19, are you still there?
For sure, how do we know?
Here, there and everywhere…
You seem to stalk us so.

We miss our routine
But guards can’t go down.
Hands must be clean
If we venture to town.

EVERYONE I want to hug
Whether friend or not!
But I don’t want this bug
So stay on your spot.

We’ll learn new ways
To share our love.
We’ll survive these days
With guidance from above.


About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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