I am in my malaise phase.
“Malaise phase” is my favorite phrase
I could say it for days and days
When I read my books and watch my plays
When I stumble around with my coffee and creamer
and drive around town in my unwashed Beamer
When I lay in bed in my cotton pajamas
and stare for hours at dull dioramas
My eyelids are heavy
My shoulders are stiff
I haven’t taken a bath in a week
If anyone asks, if anyone notices
Tell them I have hung my coat up
I have flung my wallet and tossed my keys
I am simply and purely in a brand new phase
Succinctly described by the term ” malaise”.