• Vilma Ginzberg

My Whine List



I’m old

I’m tired of being told to learn the lesson in

every hard thing that happens

I’ve learned 93 years of lessons

these old bones are tired of waiting

for things to get better

these thinning biceps

can no longer hang in there

these failing systems can no longer make do

I’m exhausted from evacuating and quarantining

from power outages and other disruptions

I want things easier again

like they should be for old folks

I want to rock on my front porch

without wearing a mask

my go-bag empty and dusty

the teacups steaming

and hug the young ones who tend to my needs

listen to my stories and learn the lessons

some of them from me

Vilma Ginzberg 10-17-2020

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