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.
Aging vacillates between acceptance and intolerance
or is it that we reach a stage of gestation
where we just don’t care
to hold anything inside, anymore.
A stage of -agenarian development
where it’s not worth maintaining
a decorum of politeness
when it comes to natural functions;
expressing an opinion,
and of course flatulating.
Bodily functions have a humor all their own;
kids guffaw at farts,
women smile at fluffs,
and old farts just don’t give a damn.
Nobody talks about it.
Everyone turns their head and ignores it.
Life goes on.
On a given day, everything consumed,
is digested and then exhumed.
It’s how books are written and read.
It’s how thoughts are shaped and spread,
how life absorbs creation
and is put to bed.