late bloomer (haibun) Daily Moments March 31 2019

A friend invited her on a social network page called ‘women in midlife and older’. She had crossed mid-life two decades ago yet a flood of thoughts came in waves.   Her first thoughts were “I was reborn at 45 or was it… finally awakened from a life of “should’s and if only’s”

lazy morning rise
awakened by a deep sleep
crossroads at midlife

midlife crisis
G-d’s gift for second chances
spring cleaning and loss

She remembers trying to write her story from birth to the present not realizing it was never her tale to tell. It was all a dream belonging to too many characters and her true “self” started much later.

MIDLIFE

rousing at sunrise
shedding dreams of should’s and if only’s
midlife morning dew

wakened from a dream
filled with “should’s and if only‘s”
midlife mourning due

© Tournesol ‘19-03-31

Daily Moments March 31 2019 – late bloomer

4 Replies to “late bloomer (haibun) Daily Moments March 31 2019”

  1. I wrote the second one first…so I would tend to agree with that one as well until I realized mourning due and morning dew had a nice ring to it as well. I hope you are well, Pat. I have not visited in so long …have not visited our master and mentor, Chevrefeuille either. But I did complete a course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language…hoping to travel a bit and perhaps this will pay some travel expenses. Either way, I see so many opportunities to teach English even here. So this will be my retirement work in a few years to supplement my old age security.

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