Forty-four

At forty-four

a door opens

in the mind

Everything behind

has prepared the way

to advance

The chance is that from now on

life will get better

The fetters will fall

away

The days will get brighter

and lighter and longer

and stronger

The future will stretch

ahead

It’s said that life

begins at forty

That’s naughty

I know for sure

that the door

to the future

opens at forty-four