I can’t live my whole life with my finger
hovering over the Pause button
I need to lead with my chin,
running so fast that my feet might not be
a part of me any longer
I can’t live my whole life with my mouth
formed around the words “Time Out”
I am going to be Molly Bloom,
shaking my arms triumphantly in the air,
telling life yes!
Let go of my hand so I can wave to the crowd,
uncover my mouth so I can sing!
1 April 2001