Vacation

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I counted the minutes

backwards

ten, nine, eight…

 

the bell rang, releasing me

a week to relax

a week to rest

 

I am a caterpillar

seeking solitary confinement

in a cocoon that glimmers

 

where words speak louder

than any action in this,

the best of both worlds

 

Here, within walls that

obscure the outside world

I resist distraction

 

There, just outside

my safe haven, my renewal —

the light is just a bit softer

 

Seven, six, five…

days devoted to my own pursuits

Can you feel my wings flutter?





photo: Pixabay

prompts: Poetic Asides, #NaPoWriMo, WordPress Daily Prompt






7 thoughts on “Vacation

  1. I love how your countdown from the beginning, the seconds, picks up at the end, with days.
    Because the seconds from the beginning, just before the bell rings, seem to last forever, or because the vacation days always seem to fly by? 😊

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