I will laze around in my crumpled cotton nightie
I will drink gallons of sweetened tea and coffee.
I don’t feel like combing my untameable mane
Nor watch my weight for a change.
I will have long chats with friend after friend
I will not my talkative habit mend.
I don’t feel like going to work today
Office won’t collapse if I don’t go one day.
Nor will my home sink in quagmire
If I do today what I so desire.
The kids can do what they want
I won’t bully today as is my wont.
I don’t need to dress up to impress always
Nor whip fancy recipes every other day.
I don’t have to always be a perfect mom
Why don’t you set an example today, Hon?
I really don’t want to slight anyone
But why are you the superman, when I get all the work done?
I don’t want to be the secret behind anyone’s success
I want to be the reason of my very own success.
I am flesh and blood with my own dreams and desires
Not an image of all the goodness the world in me aspires.
Let me crack a bottle open and get drunk
Surely I am allowed to stink like a skunk!
Go order some takeaway food tonight
I will watch back to back serials all night.
No sex please, I am the goddess today
For the rest of the year I have feet of clay.
Stop chanting homilies and telling me I am great
I know my true worth and don’t need your certificate.