Artwork Credit: Pastel on Paper by Emma Jorgensen
Better Not©2017 RD Girvan
Her face has changed, from then ’til now,
become a worried, hurried brow;
From “Of course, let’s!” to “No, not yet,”
her ‘fun’ is simply fresh regret.
Red tape delays, plans split and fray,
bright joy, deferred, turns blue;
Her bed is made, her bills are paid;
now Income Tax is due.