Newly Old

I’m just a beginner
at being old
I’ve not been doing it
very long,
But believe me
it’s scary!

I don’t mean loss
of whatever good looks
The steady collection
of nagging woes
Or getting
more hairy,

I mean the sudden shift
in perception
How the world sees me and
how I view it.
That is quite
contrary.

E.M. Swift-Hook

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