The Urgency of Age
Ironic that we slow down
when there’s so much more to do.
Nightmares of running and running,
but never reaching the destination.
Fear of dying before
the camel ride to Uluru.
Signs over New Zealand and Australia say,
“Closed for COVID. Try back next year.”
Worry that those French Chateaux,
older than I, will not wait.
We’ll miss sharing that superb bottle of wine,
cellared for a special occasion.
Years are precious.
Patience wears thin
between holidays and visits with family.