The day I realized I was getting older
was a Sunday
I’d been up since before
the sun was getting up, too
I was making my second cup of coffee
a couple hours later
when I realized
that I hadn’t turned on the news
no Sunday Morning
with Charles Kurault
or that other guy
who took his place
no Melissa or George or
Christiana Amanpour
Jus’ me and the critters
an email or two with my best friend
and a second cup of coffee.
Don’t need no news.
Don’t need no fuckin’ badges neither.
It’s the same shit
different day
And I intend to spend mine

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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