Now that I’m a middle aged woman, I shall go out
Singing and drinking and dancing, and not care about who goes with me
And I shall spend my grocery money on ice cream and ding dongs
And other sugary treats then let the kids cheer for dinner without broccoli
I shall jump in public fountains when it is warm
Go out with no makeup and wear shoes without heels
And sing and dance to 80’s tunes
To embarrass the kids
And give me a smile
I may wear big funky jewelry or get a tattoo and not have to hide who I am
I can choose clothes that don’t fit or are no longer in style
And let all my roots grow in.
Because I’m too old to care if it’s wrong or it’s right
This is the way that it is.
I’ve been a good Mom and I was a good wife and I did everything I was told
to do in life. So now that I’m done I have lots of time left
To do what I want, instead of what’s best.
So if you see me in town, don’t be shocked or surprised
If I am at dinner or movies alone. Just be happy for me
And maybe you will feel free, to go for a run through the fountain.