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PARADIGM SHIFT


Teresascake

As birthdays go
I thought my fiftieth
would be traumatic

but it wasn't at all ...

everyone kept saying
they thought I was forty.

"I feel like thirty, but I'll take it,"
is what I said.

Funny how we count
the chronological years
we've lived on the planet
but pay so little attention to

how we live ...

well, most of us anyway.

I've been guilty of it.
Just muddling through day to day,
waiting on things to change

when I should be changing them myself.

And now,
as another birthday approaches
this one seems much more disquieting.

Fifty five

Although I still look ten years younger,
inside I don't feel thirty any more;
I just feel it's time to
change my world

even if it just means
I stop counting birthdays
and start counting

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K. Tate Jacoby
copyright May 27, 2012



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