Young Then Old
by RON UNRUH, © 2013
Slow to wake, frisky in bed,
in bed slumber waited its turn.
Swift to bed, eager to read,
in bed frolic forfeits its turn.
Turns settled by one individual
once ageless, then antique
can’t help what is happening.
Same individual nonetheless loving,
drives throttled down over time.
Identical person at stages in time,
Living choices affected by life,
Uneasily coping with life’s limitations,
Settling for what time controls.
What’s done is done, what’s ahead, who knows.
Then old men dream dreams
and young men see visions,
so the statement goes.
Once merely verse, seen now as prophetic
The older one now fully knows.