By Karen Warren
I’m going to die.
I’ve known it for a long time, but I found it difficult to believe.
They said it was inevitable. I laughed and ran and lived.
Now, I feel it in my bones and glimpse it in the mirror.
My children’s children are growing so fast, as my gait slows.
Mid life is now behind me. I set my alarm to remind me there is still a walk I must take to keep me fit for the life ahead.
I can not see what lies ahead, but can feel the love around me and know that those I have loved will lead the way.
I wish I’d asked more questions and paid better attention.
Now I’m ready to listen.