Arlyn

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BIRTHDAY 65
DEPRESSION ERA

I have to admit
the economy stinks
my bones ache
and I get tired
I’m overwhelmed
by interest payments
cluttered closets
new technology

Yes – sometimes I wonder
is it worth it all
but then
I have lunch with the “goils”
where we agree
and disagree
but ultimately solve
all the world’s problems

I have tea
with my friend
shop the Farmers Market
hike the hill in Strawberry
then stop to see
the city skyline
listen to the ducks
chatter on the Bay

I chat with friends
and family
on my cell phone
or via e-mail
We may not say much
a weather report will do
but I realize then
how very rich I am

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