You Don’t Believe That You’ll Get Old

 

You don’t believe that you’ll get old,

Be old,

Not be. Especially

When you are young,

And energy

At fingertip, available whenever,

Let’s you trip the lights fantastic ‘cause

You’ve got forever.

You don’t know believe a word of it

Until the ‘it’ begins to quit:

The muscle shrink, the change to fat,

The loss of shape, the hunch the lean:

Little symptoms, tiny signs

And even then,

The feeling is you’re fine,

And if you’re lucky, you’ve the gene

That keeps you breathing

Longer than statistics say you should –

Predictions overruled.

If not, you don’t get old,

The body cold too soon

In early dying,

Having too few moons behind it.

That said, believe me, you’ll get old,

Be old,

Not be.

You Don’t Believe That you’ll Get Old 5.4.2016

Circling Round Aging; Birth, Death & In Between II; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

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