Winsome, willowy, and free
In the early stages of life-
Young and without care!
Later, the chance to
lift her face to the sun becomes
limited by life,
love, husband, and children,
but still a possibility.
Children grow and abandon
the family home,
(at least that is the way she feels).
Now, there is time to be free again
unfettered by family tasks or work,
but she does not feel the freedom
as she did in her youth.
She ponders, where is her slice of life?
The one she can claim as her own.