My poem

Ella Mahler

In my own thriving in the eighth decade
I am doing it.
It is okay.

If can make it
It is okay.

I can get up at four
(as Sylvia Plath did)
and write.

If I can just be active
Death will not conquer

If I can
Just make it
It will be okay.

Nuala O’Faolain says;
“There is no
Perfect tying up
Of the glorious mess of a life.”

From her book, One Hand and One Half , to be published 2016

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2 Responses to My poem

  1. Ellen Cole says:

    Thank you, dear Ella. You, your poem, your book, inspire me.

  2. Patricia Damron says:

    What a beautiful poem!!

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