OUR BRAVE NEW WORLD
Roll over. Wake up. It’s half past eight.
Take my time in the shower, I can’t be late.
Board meetings at ten. I’ve got plenty of time.
Tho I’m here in Scotland. The main group—Anaheim.
No taxis. No planes to prepare for or board.
I’ll stay here in Scotland, ‘til the world is restored.
Pale green will look great on the camera today.
No khakis. No blue jeans. On the hanger they stay.
Life without pants, what a glorious twist.
In my favorite boxers I can surely subsist.
I will need a tie. The professional look.
Business as usual- by hook or by crook.
To the study to travel, my workdays begun
I log into ZOOM, the battle’s almost been won.
I fret and I grimace, careful explaining my dilemma.
The board members bought it. Now more time with Emma.
She’s that sexy young thing that I meet at the bar.
Two doors down to the left. It’s not very far.
Just before all the havoc, I lucked out and found
A beautiful lass, an accountant, renowned.
Her husband had left her. As had my last wife.
With Emma, life’s relaxing. No troubles. No strife.
She’s loaded and carefree. A lark with no cage.
A pleasured adjustment from my wife’s former rage.
She worked from home for an uppity firm.
Her own houses and monies, no baggage long-term.
I owned much the same, my ‘baggage’ bought off.
I was looking for fun. I had no pigs at my trough.
But “lo and behold” my soulmate, I’ve found.
The world may have turned. But my hearts up-side-down.
I’ll know in a short time life will go back to the norm.
But until then, with Emma, I’ll just brave the storm.
A request of forgiveness to the “raging wife”. I suspect she thought worse of me? (I don’t think one should bad-mouth even fictitious wives.)
My apologies for a loosely constructed meter- too much wine. (Also, not true.)
Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 1: For today’s prompt, write a new world poem. There are new worlds and there are new worlds. You could write a poem about discovery of an actual planet. Or maybe your new world is actually a state of mind—or a series of books! In a way, I consider each new challenge a bit of a new world.