O Heart, O Troubled Heart

Marius van Dokkum "Doe Het Zelver"

Marius van Dokkum
“Doe Het Zelver”


. . . Decrepit age that has been tied to me

                                    As to a dog’s tail . . .


What was I saying? Something about graying,

Growing old, fading away, tattered memories,

Subtraction, recession, autumnal leaves,

Withering, unraveling, fraying?

One thought on “O Heart, O Troubled Heart

  1. i believe it was Bette Davis who said, “Growing old is not for sissies”. True. However, you and I have seen more than one young person die before graduating from high school so living into a seventh or eight decade is, perhaps, endurable.

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