Poem #2,563 | As age weighs we are less

Mike Bell/ November 18, 2023/ www.mikebellpoems.com

As age weighs we are less
trustworthy –
we are wary
of given things –
a present
of fact first unwrapped
bright light] –
Honesty is a
half-worn garment –
of knit-wear –
stitches lost
so rent holes appear –
how others play our game
with their seventh-decade
poker face set-to-ready?
this screen-held world our
beliefs are at arms length –
a scroll to ascertain if
device is full of moments –
of what I have seen as real
& I won’t delete –
carry theirs as quick relief
from looking up & being a
viewer –
in sooth nescient

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