DOWNSHIFTED FOR A YEAR: A SONNET
Down shift to a terrace for a year;
No time race and more ears here.
Enjoy morning walk in nearby park;
Talk to friends and gossip till dark.
No rush waking, no work worries;
We all care about price spiral follies.
Depleted savings are real concern;
Live and let live, let go of heartburn.
Parables of see-saw move up and down;
Destiny changes, crown deep in frown.
Wealth and success, winner we measure;
Health and aging, in winter we treasure.
When high, descend to humble ground;
Perchance to rebound, secure when sound.