872 Feliz Compleanos 12-12-19

I finished my 71st year today.
What an inconsequential number.

Now,
70!
Well, there you’ve reached
an auspicious milestone!
And that’s something to write about.

But, 71?
It’s just one more step
into what Everest’s sherpas call
The Dead Zone,

where the view is mighty
but the eyes are closed
and what the climber
was
is grander
than what he
will be
soon enough,

when he stumbles,
forever,
into that great dark hole,
looming now,
over his aging soul.

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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