Tag Archives: aging

The Reflection

I glance out the window where the wind blows lingering leaves on trees Too soon all will be gone yesterday but memory tomorrow mere` ly dream I glance out the window the reflection on glass a stranger’s face gone old … Continue reading

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The Road Going West

The Road going West grows narrow with the years the pot`holes fill`up with rain`water Asphalt is a luxury when wasted on the elderly who will take this journey one way We came to see sunset when younger Four times now … Continue reading

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The Yellow Leaf

Like trees which beneath their bark feel no sign of aging so under our skin we remain young Forever Young Bob Dylan said it as though evergreen our spent needles flew off in wind to be instantly replaced by fresh … Continue reading

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On Resurrection

It has taken awhile to understand my own aging The first half of my life dominated as it was by learning mastering my vocation My mind obsessed in wrapping itself around the Truth by which my machine humming made profit … Continue reading

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Old Man

They say he lives in the past that now the only room left to him in his old age After breakfast they wheel him out into the garden for bird`song now gone inaudible to his ear Old man For colors … Continue reading

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Ultra`Sound

Lying bare`chested on my back on a gurney in a small room in Imagery a technician squeezes gel onto my warm belly I stare at the ceiling covered with snap`shots of Hawaiian beach scenes surf`boards & outriggers old turtles & … Continue reading

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The Old Watch

Once we told the time by hands on the clock big hand & little hand in the tiny circle seconds The days on our calendars full of appointments in hourly increments business lunches prospects The watch would wind itself so … Continue reading

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El Viejo

The old man sits in the shade of an old umbrella the colors faded by the same sun which has turned his skin mahogany brown carved creases of hard work He is too old now for stooping his joints all … Continue reading

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The Honey`Man

The honey`man sits easily at his table his hands illustrating his life the long sinewy fingers of healed scars open to be read by curious customers the thick nails knife`carved as clean as beeswax tender & tough and at his … Continue reading

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Sailing into the Sun

I have no choice but to sail into the sun whose setting is ever certain for I am unable to run as fast as He flies On my shoulder rides the gliding moon faint now in the failing light but … Continue reading

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Dreamers

“O Lord, all my longing is known to you;       my sighing is not hidden from you.    My heart throbs, my strength fails me;          as for the light of my eyes –   … Continue reading

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The Conundrum

The old brain like a fine Swiss grows large holes It’s where the scent of fermentation hides lingers thru curing My thoughts fall into those holes effervescing Therein lies my conundrum Like a fine Swiss the fragrance held within the … Continue reading

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