SEN-ESSENCE – senior moments

 old man on street corner
This will be my last posting of the SEN-ESSENCE poems for a little while, as I have been consumed with another literary project, and have not had the time to focus on the blog. My apologies for not responding in kind to those who have commented and liked these poems, I will do my best to return the visits.  My internet connection is somewhat slow here in my little Mexican village, so it does take some time to reach all the blogs I love to visit.  The picture could be me waiting for an internet connection.



Senior moments

gray cells synapsing

and disappearing into the ozone,

looking forever

for what’s right in

front of you.


in the ungluing of the universe

as you contemplate

the oneness of the world


the mindful exercise of being

in the moment,


goes beyond an ephemeral thought,

a shortness of breath,


and becomes reality

as we perceive it


a cocktail of awe and wonder

with an olive of doubt.


Most of the photography accompanying the poems are from a photo essay of the elderly (los Ancianos) who reside around Lake Chapala, Mexico.  Los Ancianos, published in 2013, can be found on Antonio Ramblés travels! Blog:

9 comments on “SEN-ESSENCE – senior moments

    • A belated reply, always thankful for your visit. Yes, it is beautiful and I am so grateful having the ability to live out my life here. I will be publishing a book of poems in January that describes my joy. I have not been on WordPress for many months as I have been in the process of completing a novel. Something I have always wanted to accomplish and Ajijic has been the perfect place to do that. I will be posting the novel on Sundays over several months. Please visit.

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  1. was wandering for a few and thought i would stop in and say Hello
    Hope all is well in your world and your project is going well
    Take Care…You Matter


    • Still alive, still kicking, still loving living in paradise. Have published the novel I have been working on and will be posting it over the next several months with installments on each Sunday morning. I am now free to re-visit the many blogs I have enjoyed – yours being top of the list.

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      • I am so glad to hear from you 🙂 and I look forward to reading your new novel….
        I dream of living in paradise, I just can’t seem to figure out where mine will be…taking care of my mom gives me the time to wander in the possibilities when I am no longer needed here…I am embracing the changes so to speak… 🙂 North Carolina is pulling at my heart lately, not sure why ….

        Thank you for stopping by, I’m not on much, I play catch up when I find a moment…I just finished the Cardinals on a Winter cross-stitch, which I am thinking about writing to it… okay I am rambling LOLs..I’ll stop
        again…I look forward to reading your novel….
        Take Care….You Matter…


    • Entering my seventh decade and yes, what a marvelous adventure. Just published my first novel A Long Way from Nowhere and will be posting it beginning Sunday morning to run through May 2016 every Sunday. Hope you’ll visit and enjoy the ride. I’m now free up to revisit all my friends on WordPress.


      • Much luck with your novel, Sir. There is such a joy in seeing your work in print but, for me, the deepest satisfaction was simply in the process of writing. BTW, your allusion to the 7th decade made me realize I’m in my 8th. Yikes. Had skirted that issue, especially since the “me” in me doesn’t feel that at all.


        • It has always been the process, aging simply means I have a few more poems to write and now another novel or two. Mi esposa and I are like two kids in a candy shop with a few penny’s in our pocket, she’s playing with paint and I’m writing – how sweet it is.

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