Being Here

Where am I?
Here and there,
Bits and pieces everywhere.
Husband, father, teacher
Isn’t that enough?

Who am I?
Genes and spleen,
Past and present.
Are they mine,
Or am I theirs?

What am I doing?
Pulling it together,
Fulfilling my time,
Making sense
Of what was and is?

Where am I going?
Up, down, all around
Forward, backward
Awaiting surprise
To claim my prize?

--Wayne D., Adult