bad old woman blues

i’m having a hard time with dying
this growing old
this decay of body and mind
my soul aches for a consuming love
a cool breath of spring
warm breeze of summer on my skin
easy laughter
i want to be in love
to believe with someone
to be beautiful in someone’s eyes
and i know better
i know
my heart is set on breaking
and the best that i can do
is let it break

sometimes the truth needs to be shared
even if it makes you feel really ugly and spoiled and pitiful.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m fascinated by the photo of the truck with your poem. Also, I like the idea of letting it break.

    1. davis says:

      just let it break…

  2. S. Etole says:

    Understand this one all too well.

    1. davis says:

      We can go on the road and sing those bad old woman blues together.
      Linda’s mom can come too…

  3. lschontos says:

    This is so touching Nance. It made me think of my sweet Mom and some of the things she says these days. Love Glynn’s poem too.

    1. davis says:

      Thanks, Linda. Perhaps your mom and i would get along.

  4. Glynn says:

    The best lies ahead
    The best is where
    our hope is
    where heaven is
    where rest is
    where joy is

    1. davis says:

      Yes, it is. it is. it truly is.
      thank you, Glynn.

  5. Owen says:

    I know a dear soul who would both laugh and cry, as cliché as that ism to read this poem.

    1. davis says:

      both laughing and crying seem to me to be required and appropriate procedure.

  6. Your words, and that photo, make me think you might like Libba Moore Gray’s picture book, The Little Black Truck. Some picture books really connect with me.

    1. davis says:

      i looked it up, as i have not seen any of Libba Gray’s books before. and yes, i see what you mean. thanks for bringing it to my attention. it’s a wonderful story.

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