Aging

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WAITING

Published February 13, 2022 by Nan Mykel

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WAITING

She prefers Tinker Toys to

Legos and logs, and devours

hours on her Jigsaw puzzles.

To what end?

 

She will not die with her boots

On, sad to say.  Tho she rejects

Meals on Wheels–she’s not that old!

Just marking time.

 

Time when sleepy, time when bored.

Time taking out hearing aids

To talk on the phone.  Oooh, she

Knows she  retired much too soon!

 

A coupla friends come and go

Tip toeing out to let her sleep

She needs batteries for the clock,

Now aint that a hoot.

 

She’s happy to be awaiting

Newly bought books, one being

Last words of the Executed, a second

What Is Time?  She’ll let us know.

 

For now she’s content to pout

That she’s lived so long poor thing,

Rising now to write a poem,

cheered while waiting for the

 

books to come.

Floating Away

Published July 20, 2021 by Nan Mykel
Image by Ruth Scribbles

Perennial or annual?

Annual.

Like a chunk of melting ice, we lose a part of ourselves with time (which doesn’t exist, remember)…

The watchman with a microscope sees his underfooting melt and float away, leaving the captain of the fleet more vulnerable.

I lost a part of me today, and will tomorrow also.  The longer I live now, the less there is of me.  Finally the early memories remain, and I am stripped in my naked animal vulnerability. 

Grin and bear it or don’t grin?  Ha ha…

SOFT LANDING

Published September 28, 2019 by Nan Mykel

Sure,  time’s moving faster,

whitewater rafting between

treacherous shoals.

Slow it down, slow it down!

Time’s winged chariot

catches one’s breath. How

to gentle into a peaceful

landing…How best to live until we

drift into the long day’s end?

 

Positive feelings about aging

equal longer life, they say.

How shall we maintain that frame

of mind? For me, it’s Curiosity!

The mysteries will always remain.

Wonder and wondering will fill

my parachute and help it to

gentle me down to a soft landing.

 

 

 

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