The Perks Of Nearing Eighty 2013

The Perks* of Nearing Eighty

New, strange openings

Among the closings:

Eccentricities allowed;

Esteem and honor and regard;

Fear of death, but loss of fear;

Ever nearing understanding

[Of the dying]

and accepting.

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.

The Perks Of Nearing Eighty 12.31.2012/2013

Birth, Death & In Between II; Circling Round Reality;

I Is Always We Is You; Birthday Book;

Arlene Corwin

*perks from perquisite meaning bonuses, advantages, benefits, plusses.

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