Better With Age

Does Anything get better with Age?

In this, another age of losing,

Does the sense of life improve?

It is harder to remember the day she died.

Is there something you would like to see again?

I do wear my trousers rolled.

My closets are stuffed with color options.

Room by room I search the house.

My favorite perfume will run out

Eventually, everything does.

Is the twilight more beautiful?

The house seems larger.

Less gets better with age.

Making friends with the Fool

Knowing he always returns.

Searching for things forgotten.


Spend my entire day searching

For something I can not find

For it is no longer there.

Sleep gets blessed with visions.

Waking and knowing I am alive.

Forgetting fear and loving memory.

Echoes, ringing in from the river.

Spring blossoms blessing my sight.

Geese fly singing overhead.

Always having some place to go.

Being in the advanced stage of life.

Nearing the shadow.

Having nowhere I have to go.

Knowing that it has been worth it.

Loving emptiness,

Yet getting the sense of sensibility.


About m.a. wood

writer, thinker, musician, teacher
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5 Responses to Better With Age

  1. Pamela Parker says:

    I read this 3 times and I find it both dark and positive at the same time…….this one I had a little bit of a hard time understanding, maybe you could explain it to me some day ?
    Heard the good news, I’m so happy for you.

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  2. Dawn Deevy says:

    sad and beautiful


  3. amabear says:

    “Echoes, ringing in from the river.”
    incredible line. love this.


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