All my life I’ve been somebody’s something.
A daughter, sister, wife and mom.
Now I find myself alone again,
all those lovely titles given, gone.
What do you do with that kind of demotion?
How do you become nothing, overnight?
At least by name and it’s emotion,
I need to take a class for neophytes.
I’m like someone you just can’t employ,
too old, too young, too just not right.
I don’t fit the mold, that once was so easy,
my feelings are a bit contrite.
Starting over again, after all of this time,
is not something that I had planned for.
But here I stand, a novice with experience,
as one of life’s disappointing paramours.
A lover of sorts with ill repute,
a seemingly waster of time given.
A non title wearer in pursuit,
of a life seen by others, worth living.
So I’m wearing that sign seen everywhere these days,
the one asking if there’s anyone available.
To fill a position that no one else wants,
by a woman looking to be reclaimable.