Monday, March 17, 2008

Incremental Solutions

Teenagers are often angry
at their parents,
for not solving,
for not finding a way,
through the problems
left remaining
with living.

Parents solve some,
some solve many,
all pass on
what they have received
and what they have achieved
and take pride from it
and credit for it
but the teenager
the teenager notices
what is left to be solved,
what remains,
and looks to the parent
giving them credit
for this too.

Sorry baby,
I never figured it out.
I never learned
how to be normal, or
how to find fulfillment in what I had.
I tried to find it.
What you see of me now
is an approximation.
I got close.
You can do better.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

One might hope