Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Making it Work

When I was in my twenties, I began
to make enough money to support myself.
I would like to say my life began then
but this would be false in many ways
though not all.
I was free to live as I saw fit without strings
that family could pull, without obligation
to anyone but my employer.
For years I was free to work and all the time left
was mine.
It was for me
I enjoyed it
I learned how to live free
Learned to live as myself
Discovered myself in those years
And liked the life I was able to figure out
I finally learned how to live
I wasn't going to die young after all

1 comment:

Marvin the Martian said...

Mmmmhmmm. I never expected to live this long. I'm still learning to enjoy the time I have.