My co-worker’s daughter is 11
and smarter than half the adults
on the planet.
This 11-year-old already knows
her career path but she doesn’t
know about the detours
life’s road workers throw up
when construction (or destruction) work
is arranged by the
universe. But she doesn’t subscribe
to fairy tales or false hope or
her own pride.
How can she figure out by 11
what I’m still working out
in my 30s?