Happy Birthday to Me

It's gotten late in all respects.The sun is low.
The summer's ending.When I wake tomorrow
Morning, I'll have reached age 66, and you,
Who always seemed so early, twitching,
Babbling like the youth you were, have
Fallen silent. Not a student anymore,
You grind your nose within an office,
Grind down all your prickly edges, to be
Grown up, corporate, dull, and, for my part,
My sight from down the wrong side
Of a telescope, I shake my head at all that's
Lost: another year, another season, someone
Who had brought me joy as I kept spinning
My cocoon, a pair of eyes wrapped ever
Tighter, falling backward toward a grave.
I flail.I cannot understand what I'm
Supposed to do.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-09-13 at 10:28

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Wishing you the best birthday ever!

arquious The PoetBay support member heart!
Happy birthday! I hear ya, with the eyesight thing.
That can be really bothersome.