Feeling a little maudlin tonight. On my way home, this happened and at first, I was so angry. I wanted to get out of my car and scream, "Who are you calling an old lady, little girl!" but, I didn't. I just took a deep breath and looked straight ahead, turned up the radio. Thank God for David Gray.
Anywho, this is the result.
Old Lady Backing Up
Tonight, driving through downtown,
I went too far through an intersection,
hit a yellow light, and had to back up.
As I did, a handful of youth, all dressed
in black, walked through the crosswalk,
behind my sensible car.
I heard one girl say, “blah, blah, blah…old lady
Bitch, I thought.
Then, I realized, she’s right.
I am an old lady,
trying to back up.
How do I take it all back?
There really aren’t any do-overs.
I want to back up.
Take it all back, start over.