Once, when I was younger,

I was sitting with my younger wife.

She was my girlfriend at the time.

We were in a younger love.

We were intensely interested in our younger selves.

We talked over beers about immortality.

What would you do, she asked youthfully, if you could live forever?

I answered, all full of me, beer and youth love,

The first thing I would do is become enlightened.

I would end my suffering, then live happily forever after.

Now, looking back, its hard to believe,

That young, in-love me, thought I was suffering.


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