Turning Points

Woman born smack dab

in the middle of last century

rode some twists

and turns

Before the liberation:

Be quiet

Keep your legs together

Respect authority

After the liberation:

Speak up

Free love

Fuck authority

Woman born first

of the baby boomers

rode some twists

and turns

Before the Boom:

Tradition

Patriotism

Self-sacrifice

After the Boom:

Self-indulgence

Equality

Change

Woman perched on the

brink of old age

rode some twists

and turns

birth,

death,

college,

marriage,

births,

divorce,

marriage,

deaths,

births,

recovery,

deaths,

death.

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