23- Mine

This day belongs to me.

I will not share it.

I will not cook or clean.

I will not go to work.

If I shut the door today, it is okay.

If I ask you to figure it out yourself today

that is okay too

because today is mine

and I do not  have to share it.


Today is my Christmas

and all the gifts are mine

the gifts of unencumbered thought

and time to unfold, to write and discover

and craft words into powerful poetry.

Today is one of my favorite days of the year.

I cherish it and look forward to it all year long.


Today is mine. It belongs to me, and I to it.

It is mine, and I am grateful.


Elizabeth Fellows

6/28/2020, 1am

5 thoughts on “23- Mine

  1. Loved this. I too had to ‘shut the doors’ and keep reminding my daughter and niece to not disturb me during the marathon. It is tough, but so rewarding to take some quiet time off when writing. Glad you had a wonderful day!

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