Equal to the Challenge?
Whereas the stage of life for folks my age is likely terminal,
the young are at a stage that is best described as germinal.
They boomerang through life, it seems, from one thing to another—
from party girl to partner, to wife and then to mother.
Their progress through this life is one that we have laid the ground for.
Where we have already been is likely where they’re bound for.
Those obstacles that soured us are ones we hope they’ll solve.
I guess that is the means by which humans must evolve.
War, disease and famine, global warming through pollution—
we set up each problem. Will they create the solution?