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  • Many things happened,
    many years passed,
    and I looked around and thought
    so, this must be it then.

    At the root, though, I felt
    there was more to come.
    I always knew.
    I waited.

    When more came it stunned me.
    I wasn't expecting that much anguish,
    that much pain.
    Many things happened,
    many years passed,
    and I looked around and thought
    so, this must be it then.

    At the root, though, I felt
    there was more to come.
    I always knew.
    I waited.

    I was diligent, determined,
    did all the prescribed things
    but it eluded me.

    So this must really be it then.

    But with the giving up
    and the letting go
    and the falling away
    and the relinquishing
    I suddenly found myself
    in astonishing new territory
    smack in the middle of my old life.

    No more waiting.

    It always makes me smile to think of it,
    no more waiting.
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