I continue to live my life
by two symbols I learned to use
during my early reporting days.
At the end of a typewritten page
meant there’s another
page to come, there’s more to the story.
meant the story’s done;
nothing more to follow.
Some of the lives I’ve touched
over the years are stamped
in my mind.
Some happy endings,
some painfully self- inflicted.
But, I’ve always favored
No matter how the story’s shaped
up so far, there’s another page
coming in this book of life.