Before and After

Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash


Life divides


Before and After

And standing on the After side



Forever Changed

The After You hardly recognizes the Before You

Except to wonder at

Her innocence

To yearn for

Her naivete

To scream a warning

That goes unheard

As Before You

Blithely skips along

That blinding curve

On the road of destiny



Donna L Roberts, PhD (Psych Pstuff)

Writer and university professor researching the human condition, generational studies, human and animal rights, and the intersection of art and psychology