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A Question of Age

July 27, 2013

Old_Man_Drawing

A question

Was raised

Last week

Where I work

 

At what age

Do you consider

People to be old?

 

I have seen

Octogenarians

Go about life

Unencumbered

And unimpeded

By their advanced

Chronological status

 

While I’ve seen others

Though not yet sixty

Act as if they were

Twice that age

 

Choosing

To embrace

The trappings

And infirmities of

Hoary human husk

 

Up to and

Including the

Truncation of

What can be

Accomplished

In a single day

 

While I do not

Profess to have

The answer to

This question

 

It seems to me

That the secret

To staying young

Resides in the brain

 

And that

Simply put

 

Regardless of

The state of

Your flesh

And bone

Abode

 

Keep

The walls

Of  your mind

Painted young

 

 

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