LINES WRITTEN ON MY 64TH BIRTHDAY

for my friends and family

April 24, 2014

I notice hair receded from the forehead.

Looking back for what has disappeared

for what is left of me

I see the wide face abandoned in its mirror.

Inside of emptiness is  fire.

Inside fire, a smile common as a breath of air.

 

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