Before, During, and After

THE BEFORE TIMES

Coffee with a friend

Browsing my favorite independent book store

Lunch at that little sandwich shop

Running to the store for the one thing the recipe needs,

And Also,

Diseased blankets

The Edmund Pettus Bridge

Ruby Bridges

Little Rock, and

Four little girls murdered

In a Baptist church.,

and

George Floyd.

Using my age as an excuse

For avoiding difficult conversations,

For lack of action.

Being part of the problem

By not being part of the solution.

THE DURING TIMES

Learning to “make do”

With what is on hand.

Taking action

One day at a time

In steps, one foot in front of the other.

THE AFTER TIMES

Life must be lived

Forward.

Some people

Want to go back to the way things were

Before.

Which “Before” do they want?

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