Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Taut

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Timid toddler
Abused child
Angry teen
Wild young woman
Reluctant mother
Middle aged possibly
veering toward
crone
but I don't feel old.
Living all those stages of
life
simultaneously
though more
poised and
accepting than I have
ever been.
A fellow traveler
I had not seen
or remembered
in two decades
solemnly informed me
that I was a hot mess
at twenty four.
I waded in that memory pool
for a few moments
musing over the
rage confusion
alcoholism
promiscuity
vulnerability.
I don't miss those days of
tension uncertainty fear.
Woman wise accepting self
in all phases.
(Inspired by the prompt at Sunday Scribblings, "Bio", 9-29-13)

3 comments:

  1. None of us is perfect, that would be too much to bear. Accepting that we are who we are is a good thing. You have the right attitude.

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