The Facts of My Life
I believe I can make myself invisible if I want.
I believe if I walk around in the garden at night magic will happen to me.
I believe that I am usually headed in the right direction even when I am lost.
I believe in the power of faith except when it doesn’t work.
I believe I can communicate with my grandchildren telepathically.
I believe if I just keep on trying right before I die I will understand and accept absolutely everything.
I understand that my children have lives of their own and I can’t let them feel my loneliness.
I understand that most people don’t worry about being chosen for a team.
I understand that water is displaced by a solid object dropped into it and that our bodies are made of water.
I understand that I was a difficult child.
I understand that some people don’t care if no one touches them.
I hear there is a lake not far from here in Maine with a large, hot rock in the center where monkeys sit and preen their families all day but I am afraid of monkeys.
I hear that some people can live alone and be happy.
I hear that night is caused by God sleeping on the job but I think it’s so we can dream.
I hear that passion sputters and you forget it after 60 but maybe I have a developmental delay.