Another Love in the Wings

Her birthday is tomorrow.

She will be thirty-nine, he says to me.

How could we have daughters almost the exact same age?

Traveling the surface of the earth in realms unknown to us then

quantum leaps

metaphysical connections

and now we are here.

These two young women

and their children

they come to me

as Ruth came to Naomi

as Gloria went to Wilma Mankiller

as Hillary went to Ruth Bader Ginsberg

the old seeking the young to continue the mysterious quest

of a woman’s way in the world which we may only learn

by the steps of men who go with us.

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