SEN-ESSENCE, “on the art of aging’ published in 2010, is available on amazon. After being officially labelled “old” at 65 by the Canadian Gov’t, in SEN-ESSENCE, over the last many years, I have explored the aging process (senescence), and the attributes (essence) that make us who we fundamentally are – forever young at heart.
The music you love no longer plays
at the top of the charts
the melody that rattles in your
morning mind is vinyl
stages of your life begin and end
like mile markers on the interstate
remembrance becomes a veteran’s parade of wars
with the newest and the oldest stepping in time
supposing there’s a logical reason you are known
by what you did, and where it all began,
somehow it chaffs of greatness bending to the whims
of what matters for what was left behind
what remains after the flood, the drought,
the insanity of scorched earth and genocide,
is the cream that always rises to the top,
and always will – a common lesson
in gratitude for the moment and a promise
of better things to come, just because
it makes sense.
songs grow old and lose their shape,
memories lingering long in the recesses of the mind
ever present, we wait for the future
to sit down beside us, and listen to the music.