878 One age at a time 01-08-2020

The fetus is the result of her parents genes,
physiology, and possibility.

The baby is the result of his successful gestation
and mothers participation.

The child is the result of how she parses
all those lies and truths
whispered to her by haints in the dark.

The adolescent is the result of his fight
to reconcile all those lies,
those stinging horse flies buzzing around his ears,
with those few truths he has managed to hold in his heart.
(No wonder teens are a breed apart!)

The adult is the result of the splinters and shards,
those pieces of her, remaining,
adhering each to each, so she can journey on.

The old one,
the gray bearded one, the blue-haired lady,
is the result of how much blood-loss
a body can sustain and still totter down
that narrowing, shrinking road
to its grave.

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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