To grow up
for Christmas
to get your driver’s license
summer vacation
and the Fourth of July
that first legal drink
to graduate
for the mailman
the bus, train, a plane
your date to call
your wedding day
to buy a house
for the grass to grow
paint dry
husband to pick you up
the baby to be born
just the right job
a big break
until the divorce is final
to retire
the ambulance
to die

Poetry Thursday