I find it hard to be kind to myself
Even when I’m feeling ill.
I know I should slow down a bit
And take it easy, but still…
I have a book to write and lectures to give
So I can’t afford to slow down.
Now my neck is tense and knotted up
And my face wears a permanent frown.
I didn’t sleep at all well last night
And this morning I felt really rough.
But today I had to keep on writing.
This deadline business is rough.
But I finished today’s writing work early,
So as a reward I decided to take
Some clothes to Goodwill, and then have a massage.
I really needed a break!