#DayofSelfExpression June 17, 2017 – Where will I go?

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There is a creative genius inside all of us.

Whether you are a writer by nature or a writer by necessity spending some time in creative expression each week is important. We at Exploring Expression want to celebrate the muse that lives in us all. Thus The Day of Self Expression was born.

Today on #DayofSelfExpression

Today’s feature is “Where will I go?”, a poem by Barbara Huntington. This poem has been reprinted with permission from the author.

Huntington recently retired from the Directorship of the Preprofessional Health Advising Office at SDSU where she worked for 17 years.  She writes poetry, memoir, children’s books, and is currently writing a book with tips on how to get into the school of your choice, and about her students.  She has a rescue Border Collie mix who keeps her busy and is looking forward to writing and traveling in her retirement. To learn more about Barbara Huntington and read “Where will I go” along with much more of her work, check out her website.

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Where will I go?

Where will I go
When I have to go somewhere?
Will I receive visits
From guilt-ridden youth?
Will I still care
When I have to go somewhere?
Will my hair be disheveled,
My manner uncouth?

Will I cry and leave slobber
All over my pillow?
Will I fake that I know you
When I know you not?
Will the night nurse get even
And not change my diaper?
Will I pull up the covers
Although I am hot?

How will I die
When I have to die someday?
Will I languish alone
Or surrounded by friends?
Outdoors in a forest
Or a shit-smelling warehouse,
If it stinks, just don’t tell me
The way that it ends.

(c) Barbara Huntington


#DayofSelfExpression Journal Prompt

Journal Assignment:

What will your retirement years look like?  Or if you are already retired, are they what you imagined?

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