Mid-Life CrisisIf I could return to twenty-three,
would Robert Redford marry me?
Would the world be more exciting
if I had a different life
than picking the part of a harried housewife?
Perhaps I’d be happier in a Lincoln
than in a Ford;
loving opera – not TV.
Or, would I be bored
if I could return to twenty-three?
La Belle of Broadway is what I’d be,
a Jung, Van Gogh or maybe Thoreau!
Inventor of night cream – Wrinkles Flee!
Fluent in French
if I could return to twenty-three.
I should be content
With the denouement of my dreams:
a cat, and a bird.
Or, is there another possibility?
Do I dare to dream such dreams