One Woman’s History

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”  –St. Paul, First Corinthians

When I worked at Poet’s Coffee Corner,
I met the wrong man.

When I worked for the Book Nook,
I met the right man.

When I worked at Herb Spicer’s Pharmacy,
I married the right man.

When I worked there still,
I had our first child.

When I worked for the Café on the Bay,
I went back to school.

When I worked for How Now Ground Cow,
I had twins while finishing school.

When I worked for Sacred Heart Hospital,
my husband died and I had to finish growing up.

When I went to the Poet’s Coffee Corner one day,
for an espresso and a beignet,
by happenstance, I ran into that wrong man,
only to find that he who had been wrong for me before,
was right for me now.