2010–2023 Writings
by Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Texas Reflections

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I used to love to drive; now I prefer being driven
I used to be a teacher, but now I prefer being taught
I used to be full time but now I’m freelance
I used to go shopping for fun; now I avoid it
I used to be cotton-candy pink but now I’m emerald green
I used to eat all manner of processed foods; now I prefer real food
I used to be monolingual pero ahora soy bilingüe
I used to be jam bands but now I am jazz
I used to be the ocean but now I am a wave
I used to be wings but now I am fins
I used to watch too much TV; now I observe nature’s endless bounty
I used to be Louis Armstrong but now I am Nina Simone
I used to be a street dog, but now I’m a Cheshire cat
I used to do yoga; now yoga does me
I used to love, and I still do
I used to be depressed and manic and now I am balanced
My life has gotten an awful lot better than it used to be, y’all

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