Nancy Terrell

Rookie (Jan.12,1940 / Richmond, VA)

Turning Seventy


a crossroads -
explaining -
exhilaration -
upon turning 70
finally taken seriously
a years difference
remarkable
lastly, an elder
now valued?

ridiculed ideas
in younger years
good-looking –
a detriment to women
“Have you really thought about this, honey? ? ”
never said today
brilliant or demented?

theories held constant
now formulated
into popular beliefs
previously considered
preposterous
a part of today’s culture
a few decades
make the difference?

possibilities
now gleaned
nere flighty, spacey – glib?
am I the same
as yesterday
the year before
decades before that?

are those worth hearing
ever listened to?
at this age
I care not

Submitted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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