Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Rest of Your Life
Adrienne Rich
Dear Adrienne:
I'm calling you up tonight
as I might call up a friend
as I might call up a ghost
to ask what you intend to do
with the rest of your life.
Sometimes you act
as if you have all the time there is.
I worry about you when I see this....
I hope you've got something in mind.
I hope you have some idea
about the rest of your life.
In sisterhood,

I get this poem...
but, honestly,
at my age,
I've lost the sense of urgency
to have it all figured 
and mapped out.

I'm content
to take it 
as it comes.

Some days,
that's enough.

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