Friday, April 5, 2024

Old Enough

Am I old enough to coax lively thoughts
out of an exhausted mind?

Am I old enough to lessen the loss
of a forlorn soul?

Am I old enough to rekindle the flame
in a frozen heart?

Am I old enough to free a stifled tongue
and share words of fly?

Am I old enough to change
ancient roots into fresh art?

Am I young enough to value what was
and celebrate growing old?

Yes, I am.


Today, I dance my 47th turn around the sun. My back is aching and my lymphedema is acting up. Still, there will be food, presents, family time, writing and gardening. So… life is good.

photo by Nikhita Singhal, on Unsplash


for Poets and Storytellers United (Friday Writings #121: Youth Is Nature, Age Is Art)