Helen sent this to me years ago. It is so beautiful I thought I would reprint it.
A challenge? Who would guess?
The brilliance of our gyroscope -
Its praises unsung, is a quiet miracle.
I stagger now and list left-wise.
Loopily, my destinations reached.
But I see eyebrows raised…
My aura broadcasts “Oddball”
Aging brings gifts in its wrinkled basket.
Becoming invisible was an unexpected pleasure.
Different again - I’m sticking out.
Looking crazy, looking drunk.
What did you say? I can’t hear you either.
Whisper something in the good ear.
© Helen McHargue 2016