Is It Time to Go?

Anna J. Small Roseboro

It is time to go. Time to move over so others can grow?
Show they have the passion that has kept me here so long.
Is it time to stay to accompany others on the way?
Will I know the time? Will I know the day?

To show they have the passion that has kept me here so long
They need space inside the place. Will I have the grace?
Will I know the time? Will I know the day
To collect my stuff, step aside, or leave and go outside?

They need space inside the place
With space to develop their own ideas and so will I have the grace
To collect my stuff, step aside, leave and go outside?
Or will I stay right here and share in this glorious place.

They call me, “The Nudge” so they must not begrudge
The fact that I’ve left in a rush
Some day soon, with a smile they’ll say as they blush
Now you can go your way. We are here to stay.
Thanks so much. We’ll stay in touch.

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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems by Anna J. Small Roseboro is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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