Turning the Corner

By: - Oct 25, 2015

Me Me


Woke up this morning
Hacking and coughing
First day of 75th year
October 25, 2015
Birthday shared with
Picasso and Jonas Salk
Francoise Gilot
Lived with both
But blew me off
In a Gallic huff
When we met
Her loss so it seems
Jane is right behind me
We will meet and
Like decades back
Wrote out checks
Thirty Years and
No Sense
Burned in the fire
At Benno’s
Time for new rituals
Landmarks yet to be met
Five year plans
As my Mom said
On this occasion
Marking a beginning
And the end
Home stretch
Much to be done