IF I WERE A PENGUIN

If I were a penguin–
my life a carpet rolled
out for me to follow
from beginning to end–
I would want to rebel.

What is the use of us,
I’d ask, Why are we here?
No free will for penguins?
I’d want to rebel if
Fate and instinct were one
and the same. But if I
really were a penguin,
then I would never know.

nm circa 2016

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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