I donít remember agreeing to grow old
If age comes with wisdom
when do I start to understand
the lingering effects of the abuse?
If age comes with forgetfullness
when do I start forgetting the abuse
and losing the pain at its side?
If age comes with compassion
when do I start having some
If age comes with aches and pains
can they at least wait
until Iím over the ones from the abuse?
No, I donít remember agreeing to grow old
But then Ė I donít remember agreeing to grow up either
Kirkridge - October 2008
Alta - September 2012
Alta - September 2013