Retirement is not
simply what it means,
Even as it literally means, "withdrawal."
To most, its less than literal sense is plural:
Infinite time to reify some dreams;
Rich, full days of doing as we please;
Enduring pleasures, passions satiated;
Mind and body fully liberated;
Endless hours to sift through memories.
Now, on your retirement, we hope
That of that word you make a lovely trope.