The Eternity Ward
Are you having a senior moment?
Someone just accused me of that.
How many deadening cliches and
imagination-limiting catch-phrases,how much social mediaocre
and news broadcasts, national anthems,
and polite church services
do I have to live through?
After all, when I was born
I popped out
and the first thing I did
was lose my car keys.
I remember clearly
my Third Trimester (plus 5 minutes)
Moment—everybody was laughing!
And the doctor (she admired me, I could tell;
I admired her for being a woman doctor,
there hadn't been much of that in the last
life; in fact, I recognized her from before)
said: This baby wants to drive!
And while I didn't accuse her
of being in a senior moment—
I knew she was in an Unlimited Moment—
you won't believe what she said next:
Get this baby down the elevator to the Eternity Ward!
I couldn't believe it, either. But I found my keys.