EARLY MORNING MUSINGS

I know so little about life.

Although I've lived in it

for fifty years,

I've never felt in control,

but careened through it,

now and then stepping out into reality.

So many beginnings --

first step, first kiss, first love,

first child.

So many second chances -

New school, new job, new home,

new path.

A daughter becomes a mother;

the mother watches as her children fly.

Middle age sets in and life changes.

From what I've seen so far

it will change again, but then,

I know so little about life,

although I've lived in it for fifty years.

© 2000 Ellen Ferejohn Maziekien

3/31/2000

 

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