A Sober Look

I think back on the past
more today than I used to.
Is this the view
once you’ve turned fifty?
Backward looking seems to
inform my forward moving.
Today I seem more guarded.
Not afraid so much as
guarded against making a mistake.

I think that’s a mistake.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

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