Thursday, May 31, 2012

You Are Here

Today, I played connect the dots
with my age spots
Joking about finding
mystical direction,
the answer to
"where do I go from here?"
I laughed
but I did 
almost hope 
that some sign
would take shape,
a symbol, a word, an abbreviation, at least.
But all that showed up
was a map
of where I've been
and it stopped right at today,
"You Are Here"
marked the last spot
So here I am
an older woman
who has just
drawn on her hand.
But I knew
not to use
a Sharpie.
If I've learned
anything in
fifty-five years
it's that
not one thing
is permanent