Thursday, 17 January 2013
The Perks of Nearing Eighty
By Arlene Corwin
New, strange openings among the closings:
Esteem and honor and regard;
Fear of death, but loss of fear;
Ever nearing understanding
[Of the dying]
Few opinions, no opinion –
All opinions having worth;
Judgment gone, it’s all one wealth.
One, in short is leaving earth relatively soon
Leaving earth to earthlings and their generation.
Still far from free, still incomplete,
And hoping that
You’ll live to conquer every trait that keeps you back,
And keeping track of every detailed perk.
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