poemetry

2020-10-18

put me on the side of
those who do not think
that getting old
is the most glorious thing
life does for us.
getting old
is life’s most effective way
to kill off unneeded creatures.
you can avoid predators
disease accidents acts-of-god
and even your own stupidity;
time will get your ass,
and there is nothing
you can do about it.
of course, being old means
i did avoid predators
disease accidents acts-of-god
and even my own stupidity;
as long as i’m here
i might as well make the best
of what i’ve learned,
what i’ve experienced,
what is possible.
time is on my ass, after all.
it’s never been on my side.

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