A little bit about myself is in this poem:
I live in a small town in hilly country
In the Midwest. I am a physicist
And teach. I love it and enjoy my students.
I'm married to another scientist.
I grew up overseas and went to school there
In a small country cut off by the Wall.
I met my husband the first year in college,
And three years later the regime did fall
And finally the big world stood us open.
We lived in various places until we
Moved to the USA for good one winter
For a new job. The kids were five and three.
Two years ago my daughter moved to college.
That fall was hard. I took more work to fill
The hole. My son has only till next summer
With us at home until he leaves. I will
No longer be a homeschool mom. Be finished
With this one phase of life, and I must find
Something besides my work to feed my spirit
And fill my soul, for I am not defined
Just by my job. I’m pondering the question:
What will I do with this wild life of mine?
For now I’ll write a lot. I feel the answer
Is very close. I think I will be fine.