Late In Life 2013

Late In Life


Late in life, the chances less,

There’s stiffening,

A mold long lasting;

Anyway, there’s leeway, flexibility,

Scope and freedom;



All ways.

Stretching forward

Pressing, reaching,

Catching hold

Of anything that aids,

You reach your toes

And teach your toes

That you’re the boss.


Late can be the better part.

Late can be the start.


Late In Life 3.15.2013

Circling Round Yoga;

Arlene Corwin


A Puff Of Air 2012

A Puff Of Air


I’ve analyzed accomplishment,

I’ve me-oh-my’d achievement;

I’ve listed fame and reputation,

How it feels and what it gives,

(how it felt and what it gave);

The money gain, and what it brought,

The flatter-satis-


That was sought

And won

And at the same time, none

of these.

Mostly, sometimes, always –


Every word a concept-phrase, a phase

And in the end, a puff of air;

An I-don’t really-care-it doesn’t-matter, patter

Glib, an empty fib, semantic gibberish,

Emptied, slowed,

With no place on this earth to go.

It isn’t pleasant.

Left inside – the present:

Not one bit of optimism,

[maybe just] a hint of hope;

All the rest a “Nope,

‘this is a puff of air” its definition.


Isn’t always fair

(With no one really to complain to.)


A Puff Of Air 3.26.2012

Revelations Big & Small; Circling Round Reality;

Arlene Corwin


%d bloggers like this: