I knew good decisions, like caring for my parents …
and grandparents and single aunts;
I knew what was best for us all.
Keep your mother at home while she is dying.
Move your father in while he persists …
Move your grandmother to a nursing home, until …
Driver’s license “has to go”, for the safety of all.
Visits, appointments, meals must be arranged around work schedules.
Surprisingly, they … died.
Now I am aging. Have gone through
bouts where I wasn’t allowed to drive;
been hospitalized for my own good;
lived with my children just until …
I could get back on my feet again.
I have to ask,
what is next?
I’ve read the play, but
pray for a new ending.
May 12, 2009