Meditation at 66

If my life has a pattern, and I can't be sure that it does, there is a blue line at the bottom of it and a yellow line at the top.

One line represents who I am, and the other represents what's wrong with me. If I look hard enough at the lines I can see that one is my baby face and one is my death mask.

And what are the words for, the words that can be seen on the other side of the paper the blue and yellow lines are drawn on? To tell me what's good about my life, and exactly where I'll drown in Aegean waters.

 Lines drawn with a yellow and a blue Sharpie by the author on a piece of previously used paper, May 31, 2017.

Lines drawn with a yellow and a blue Sharpie by the author on a piece of previously used paper, May 31, 2017.