The Thing I do Best is Now the Thing I Do FIRST

 

                  Shifting Priority

I have decided to change my priority
without worrying about inferiority
or the ways of the majority.
No longer will I pretend to put domestic concerns
ahead of my life’s purpose — Writing!
Back in the day any writing I did was secondary
or confined to the secretary’s desk.

For a housewife back then
furtive moments  were doled out as rewards
or stray  opportunities to pen
wayword words or purloined phrases,
words of wisdom
a note, a word, a reminder
–confined to the backs of envelopes
or shopping lists,
written in pen or pencil…or lipstick
or eyebrow pencil..

Gone are the days when making soup,
baking cookies…
and  pies
scrubbing and ironing…
dashing through the store with a grocery cart
all had  top priority over the Writing Art.

No frilly little aprons or caps
are needed to fulfill MY kind of Real Work
no pretty cotton dresses
and certainly no high heels!
From now on–I have decided that Writing has top priority
and rather than hide it (regardless of seniority)
the thing I do best is the thing I do FIRST.

13 thoughts on “The Thing I do Best is Now the Thing I Do FIRST

  1. Lovely! Enjoyed reading this – had to smile, though at the end.
    Not sure if it was intentional, but found very amusing the last two lines of the post:

    “the thing I do best is the thing I do FIRST.

    ©Sometimes2015”

    Sometimes? 😉

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