(A parade of words and phrases eligible for retirement.
“Variety’s the spice of life”—
Or so the saying goes.
But I am not the least convinced
That anybody knows—
For sure—the truth of this. For I
Cannot, I’ve learned, now wean
Myself from habits, firmly formed.
“The Dean of Pure Routine”—
Yes, that is I. From dawn to dark,
From year to year to year,
I’ve picked predictability.
Philosophy? Or fear?