As I went through The Great Pause, I kept asking older women about it.
“Menopause? That was ages ago! I’ve forgotten,” they’d reply cheerfully.
Their responses were happy but not helpful.
Their forgetfulness inspired me to start this blog, so I could encourage others.
Yes, menopause, among other maladies, can bring on gloom and self-doubt.
But raise a glass to the tincture of time!
Sometimes, it takes patience. Ya just gotta wait.
A new you is sprouting!
I wrote this poem for my friend June Cotner. June, who’s the editor of thirty anthologies and counting, sends out a call for submissions and that gets the words spinning. “Just Over Yonder” will appear in BACK TO JOY: Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times (October, 2014 by Andrews McMeel Publishing). Pre-orders of Back to Joy are available now.