Friday, 22 April 2016

A Friday's Reflection (April 22, 2016)

Slowly
My generation's
Musical icons
Are moving on.

As I awaken
To the news
Of Prince's
Sudden departure.

Finding my mind
Wandering backwards
More than 30 years ago
To the first time
I heard him.

It was
The age of video parties
For school dances
As local music stations
Had their own VJ
As host.

And yes
Neon coloured t-shirts
And sweat shirts
Were the fashion rage
With parachute pants.

A soft sigh
Escapes me
As I think
How naïve and young
I was.

Believing
I could change
The world
Around me.

In a profound
And lasting way.

Instead
The world
Changed me.

Therisa © 2016

Author's notes: I wrote this, while taking the streetcar, to see my doctor, for an appointment, at 10:30 am. Trying to take my mind off, the thought of having to inject myself, with insulin, tonight, for the first time. Instead, I have wait, until next week, before it begins.

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