IV THE REVELATION
You were young,
childish & crazy.
You leapt at life
like a drunken god.
But now? Responsibly
you pay your bills,
sort your garbage
& watch your diet.
from the trials of youth,
but now gracious &
That’s not to say you
fell into the machine,
but rather you consider your self,
you catch your reflection sometimes &
realise that the years have not taken,
that this then/now was/is happening,
youth may rest in the shade
but light shines on the vicissitudes of age.
You realise that you are the old man,
& it’s only you who’s calculating the time.
Published in The Frequency of God, Close-Up Books, December 2017