39 can have fun too!
dangling on the brink of four decades,
it leans over an expansive view of risks-
like jumping off a big rock into the ocean at Krabi
like opening a business in a small tourist town
like drinking four dirty martinis in one night.
39 is bold, but humbly learning,
awakened, but constantly questioning,
energetic, but increasingly cautious.
39 has curves,
rounding inwardly to safe-keep truths
con-caving subtly to house deep fears.
it can evoke arousal
with its confidence,
with its wisdom.
it complains out loud about poor customer service,
experiments with trending fashion,
relishes “old” 80s tunes,
respects the power of sunscreen,
tends to wiry grays.
and, even if it seems all grown up,
is too old for a solo dance party-
music cranked up to