I am an aged man
with an ink pen.

I take less medication
than back then.

It doesn’t make me
a better man.
Just an older one.

I am a better man,
because I realize
everything I’ve done.

I forgive my
younger self
for being dumb.

But you make me
a better man.

You never gave up hope
that I could be better.
I love you for that.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.