Thursday, January 28, 2010

The beauty of aging

Just because she's old,
a little tired, a little worn,
rusty here,
peeling there,
doesn't mean there aren't still opportunities
to tidy things up,
hammer things out;
doesn't mean there aren't still
jobs she can do,
lessons she can learn,
lives she could possibly save
by just being out there,
on the water,
willing to tow some other sinking soul
home to port.
See that bailer?
It's been used before.
She knows what it's like
to feel a bit swamped
feel free to borrow or ask for help.

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Maureen said...

I like how these words can be projected onto all kinds of things.


My first projection (as in M's remark) would be, of course, because I'm old......this is a beautiful tribute to our aging.