August 13, 2010

Old Man

No "Sing Along with Mitch" anymore
Miller died at 99
no more bouncing balls
no goatee surrounding silly grin

I laughed at him in 1960
a useless old man
when I was 10
and he was 49

Stranger in the mirror mist
surely not me
no hair
creases and crevices

I discount the old
including me?
I need young love
for an old man

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim; This is a fantastic poem and picture. It connects with so much in me, including the young girl part, so true, - cracks, crevices and all. Thanks, very stimulating. Roger