Sunday, November 25, 2012

Magpie Tales 145: Senior Discount



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premonition 


I will be the 
quirky old man
disheveled 
unkempt 
life-beaten
down; 

too tired 
to comb 
my hair 
or bathe
my mind 
in morning
ritual; 

a bum 
eccentric 
the sum of
friendlessness
parentlessness 
and responsible 
for my own 
disposal: 

let the walls 
crumble
rain fall 
wind blow 
dust gather 

and gather 
the elements 
before one 
final breath 
of senescent 
drama. 



©2012 R. Burnett Baker 


13 comments:

  1. you and i are two of a kind my friend. not only did i love this poem but it had that rare quality of hitting me personally. not just as well written but personally weighty. (tips hat)

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  2. ah I still see a gleam in that old leather
    and a spot of comfort
    nice poem

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  3. A standing invite to 'Quirky Old Man' .. come join me in the music room, don't worry about combing your hair or bathing ... I won't be able to do either!

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  4. A deep premonition....but hope your older years are much grander than that Rick....we all deserve it.....sometimes i think i will be a crazy cat lady with strange hats. :-)

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