Have None


There are no regrets, so they say.

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

Have you heard confessions to the contrary?


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.


#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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