Have None

 RMPwisewoman

There are no regrets, so they say.

After all, the frail yet smiling elderly admit to none.

Have you heard confessions to the contrary?

No?

Then, I will be the mouthy woman -the one you hear shouting them out-

my wrinkled fist waving this crumpled but still burning list of longings!

This body-  she’ll be bony and frail-

But honest.

My limbs will be numb- and still hurting from exhausted love making-

And fearful of facing life’s failings,

if never ballsy enough to stake out and escape

from living

these proscribed and limiting lies.

.

Oh, yes, there are regrets. No one will admit it.  But, Goddamn it, they exist.

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#for Reticent Mental Property. Image courtesy of the web.

11 thoughts on “Have None

    • Hmmm.It is not so much the ability to change the past but more in an awareness, a validation of change needed in the past. Perhaps your definition is based in the willingness to accepting fate where mine is rooted more in recognizing consequence of action (or inaction)?

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