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Thoughts about tomorrow

40 Reflections: 40 days of raw recollections during the Lenten Season

No. 12

As our nest empties from five to four, my mind fills 
With worries, wonders, wishes
Success is prevalent around me
20-somethings finding their niche
a start-up here a podcast there
50-somethings searching for new fires to forge
searching and searching
What will happen when the school bus doesn't pass and
the tennis matches end?
When there is no one to take the forgotten trumpet to
or pick up after practice?
When the garage door closes only twice a day?
When five goes to four and then three?
No need for a chair at the end of the booth or the long side of the pew
When the house falls silent, what then?
New careers?
Travel?
Retirement?
A mother never retires

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