254 – Dear gatekeepers

“You’re not getting
Any younger,
You know?”

A well-meaning
But condescending phrase.

Do you really think
I need to be reminded
Of my impending
Death?

Entropy
Is yet a harsher mistress
Than any barren
Moon.

Should I curl in fear
And play it safe?
Do I dare
Eat a peach?

Fuck that shit!

I may not be young forever…

But I can stay daringly playful
Indefinitely.

• • •

Want to comment about what you read?