30 Poems for National Poetry Month: Day 5
April 5, 2013
Remember that Adrienne Rich poem
About falling in love at middle age?
The one where she talks about wanting
“To know even our limits.”
And where weeks stand in for years
Of not knowing one another.
Every day I’m convinced
That you are more beautiful
In your maturity, with your inner
Core more centered, than you
Could have been in your twenties.
(I am a better man now, too.)
And the time we do have can’t be
Wasted over what might have been,
Or how little of it there is.
We have what we have,
Which is a little like saying,
“It is what it is.”
Let’s Take Brooklyn
And begin the beguine.