Arlyn

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BIRTHDAY 65
WISDOM OF THE AGED

Today I am 65
Now I am wise
It’s not the same
as knowing all the answers
‘cause there are plenty
of answers I’m not knowing

My intuitive understanding
of the universe
has nothing to do with science
I am one “om” away
from enlightened utterances
Just one “om”

I am above remembering names
My wrinkles allow me
to call you all, “Dear”
and really, Dear
that intimacy
is so much sweeter

Don’t ask what I did yesterday
I now start each sentence with
“I remember when…”
when actually I don’t remember
when, where, or how
‘cause I am in the moment

Ah, wisdom drips
from laugh lines
etched through years
of appreciating life’s
humorous way
of catching one off-guard

The best part of achieving
this age of wisdom
as all who hit this magic number
know so well
is that now we get to pontificate
from this elevated peak of experience

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