Poetry

Taking the Day Off

Stop carrying it on your shoulders.

Image by Romolo Tavani courtesy of adobestock.com

Today I’m taking the day off.

I’m taking the day off my chest, off my shoulders.
I’m taking the pressure off —
to do enough,
to do the right thing(s),
to do my best.
All those to dos are coming off
my list.
I am lifting them out of my heart
and setting them gently down
by the side of the road.