PASSING PRESENT

No one thinks about when they get old,

"That's in the distant future." our young self says.

No one imagines what it feels like,

to be in a body that may no longer feel as vibrant,

almost alien-like, withering, wrinkling,

unrecognizable to the once glowing self.

 

But we all only live once,

you, as young and life still waiting,

me, as rickety and achy,

you, as naive and lost,

me, as wise and worldly,

both important times in our lives,

both, part of life, part of living,

life.

 

So, don't feel bad for me,

I have lived a full life,

just as you, too, will experience,

and one day look back and understand,

how fast life passes, in a blink,

and the preciousness of each second.