May 14

Inside of Age

 

(First Published by Cyclamens & Swords Magazine, April 2015)

Inside of Age

The old man said

We get cynical with age

Don’t let it get you

A bird is in the cage

 

We get cynical with age

Accept it gracefully

A bird is in the cage

Singing faithfully

 

Accept it gracefully

Behind wire veins?

Singing faithfully

Outside songbirds sing

 

Behind wire veins

It’s better not to think

Outside songbirds sing

It leads a man to drink

 

It’s better not to think

Don’t let it get you

It leads a man to drink

The old man said

 

A special thanks to Johnmichael Simon and Helen Bar-Lev for publishing, ‘Inside of Age’ in Cyclamens and Swords Magazine. A heartfelt thanks to my friends and readers in Israel, home of this fine magazine.