Upside Down

I retired at 21. I'll go to work at 65, if God spare.


I get drowsy after drinking coffee. When I wake up at 2 am, the coffee helps me get back to sleep.


My Etsy parcels get detoured to Mobile, Alabama.


The young are often wiser than the old. Mayor Pete vs Cuarenta y Stinko.


I declaim Chaucerian pentameters to the squirrels of Menotomy. They pelt and bonk my noggin with scores of acorns.


After I spend the night gobbling Chex Mix and mainlining Ben & Jerry's, the bathroom scale tells me I have lost three pounds.

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Written on 2020-01-14 at 11:54

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Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
A very entertaining romp, Tommo. 'Sod's Law' comes to mind, if you'll pardon the expression. We too enjoyed reading of the squirrels :>)

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
I find your observations personal my friend! Well written.

Very amusing. This reminds me of a novel I recently read, Martin Amis's "Times Arrow," where the writer tells the story of WWII in reverse chronology: from death to childbirth. Also, I'm beneficially amused by the coffee and squirrels lines. :)