Due Date (March 19)

Due Date (March 19)

And as we age and expect grace
Some do so in accents and phrases
And among people of best society
With dirty minds on clean linens
And with the approval of demons
Or those of privilege and rank.

And is this the best Life?
I may coin T.S. Eliot; it is the human condition
That we live out our lives of our stock
Each to his need and breed
Breeding potential as was encouraged
Discouraged by all unseeded
Or unheeded by those who should have grown us
Grown by those we’ve outgrown indeed.

But we are here after four decades and some
And climbing to 50 or descending to hell
Ageless beauty is character without skin
Feeling ‘in your skin’ and resolved to make due with …


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