I wish

I wish I could remember when
I didn’t feel so old
When looking in the mirror
Didn’t leave me feeling cold

It didn’t happen yesterday
Or the day before
When age became reality
Not something heard in lore

When I became responsible
For more than just myself
And beauty is now hid inside
Not a product from a shelf

I wish I could remember when
But no, that’s not quite true
It’s better now than it was before
And every day is new

I’ve learned how to appreciate
What comes to me each day
Yes, I was much younger then
But I’m happier this way