Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Under false impression that getting older meant a lot more
Having figured out everything and dominoes fell in proper places
Turned out that was a naïve misconception of adulthood
Sometimes stuck in a perpetual loop of figuring yourself out
Smoothing out the rough edges not to stick out too much
Felt sorely awkward and mistaken that efforts paid off
Ended up bruised and embarrassed after falling down too many times
Clumsily wondering why hand eye coordination never panned out
Thought answers could easily be obtained through hard work
What a joke that turned out to be; not laughing this time
Embittered by the fact of not hitting certain milestones like everyone else
Haven't found "the one;" turned out to be a complete bust
Believed to have done so previously and was completely fooled
Transformed into a completely singular cynic
Happy and disappointed when younger relatives get engaged and lucky
Landed all of their lifetime ducks in a neat little row
While mine remained in different states and the occasional country apart
Evolved from a connected individual to an unrelatable island
Identifying with songs that some find stupid and silly
Not even about their content; just the music itself
Had a calming affect that wasn't entirely expected
Making you question your tastes and overall judgment
Realized that some people can differ from you
Just that they needed to discuss those differences differently
Unintentionally going for the jugular when another approach needed
Completely bizarre to be touchy over song preferences
Touched upon a deeper issue at hand remained unaddressed
About not being connected to everyone anymore
Made an early effort to get back to the starting gate
Getting comfortable for the next race to begin
Not sure when that will happen due to nationwide chaos
Taking good old sweet time to get in right mindset
Listening to "Cloud Nine" by George Harrison to relax
Might be a strange choice for some; worked for the current moment
All that mattered in the long run.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 17, 2021:
Do whatever works for you.
I always liked George Harrison.
These little paths we weave sometimes need a detour.