On Being 80

At 80โ€”deathOn_Being_80

Once abstract

Now looming fact


Burned or buried

Both bring dread

Yet oneโ€”or the otherโ€”must be met



From this pervasive gloom

Celestial gardens dare to bloom

Ruth Zweifler lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Posted in: October 2013: On Aging, Poetry
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