Night Thoughts Again

Night Thoughts Again
Your friends will watch you growing old
And love you anyway, in spite of, for…
Darkened over-lip, hairs on chin
Unseen by changing lenséd eyes;
Love you between thick and thin,
Loss and win.
Not picky about outer things.
Strangers can not know the difference
Between what you were and what and are,
Not caring – and why should they?
Ageing, growing old, maturing…
(Verbs you use,
show mind that’s yours,
For verb you choose
is mind that’s yours
To gauge and judge.)
In any case, grow old and let it!
House no attitude about it –
None at all,
at all,
at all.
(That’s supposed to be an echo
Bouncing back on walls of time)
Attend to something else and grow,
And grow,
and grow
and grow.
Night Thoughts Again 6.10.2013/revised 6.29.2018/renewed11.12.2021Definitely Didactic; Circling Round Time II; Circling Round Wrinkles; Circling Round Reality; Circling Round Aging;
Arlene Corwin

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