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Tuesday
May182010

Another Perspective (early 1980s)

Another Perspective

 

The view outside my window has been changing before me,

But I have not changed

 

My hair has grown more grey perhaps,

And I have grown more used to my cane

 

Although I have tried not to,

I have been forced to hold the words "old age" in my hands

 

The view outside my window has been changing before me,

My cat and I watch days come

 

I cannot recognize my friends amidst the strangers,

They no longer walk within my view

 

The buildings across the street are new,

I knew the family who lived there before

 

They moved, but one of them is still alive,

And lives somewhere far away

 

If I could change the direction my window face,

East or West would not be a choice

 

Nor would I choose the past,

Which I say is done

 

But rather a view which did not leave me behind,

Or feeling so far away

 

 

(early 1980s)

 

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