It's Been an Age
unthinkable a while ago,
but I understand it all now.
so many things change,
my body, my face,
the mirror doesn't lie,
Neither do my bones.
when least expected,
leaves the building
Constants are dropping off my life,
doctor, dentist, newsagent, solicitor,
gone from daily life,
wish they knew they're so missed.
Our cat's been dead three years,
always write it on the calendar
along with parents, friends, neighbours,
but privileged to have shared their lives.
There's illness in the street now
I feel powerless,
just talk and help if needed,
fear too easy to contemplate,
Remembering past neighbours,
I have their understanding now
upon hearing the local school children's
playtime shouting and chatter,
comforting reminder of my own youth.
Equilibrium is threatened,
someone is moving away,
who knows what's coming,
Poetry by shells
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Written on 2020-09-14 at 01:30
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