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Dogs 2016

DIMINISHING MARGIN
(7/27/16)


by my own
past youthful
estimations
of age

I am already
old

but nearing 60
I really
don't feel
that way

in fact I feel
very much the same
as when
I made those
earlier assessments

a little over
a dozen years
away
from 70

a 70
that still seems
old

maybe that's
my unbreakable
barrier

so I have
a bit more
than a decade
of viable time
left

that
doesn't seem
like much
after all
of the other

definitely
not much left
to reach
my goals

to figure
what my goals
are

maybe 70
will finally be
the age when
what I have
is what
I want