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On Being 80

At 80—deathOn_Being_80

Once abstract

Now looming fact

 

Burned or buried

Both bring dread

Yet one—or the other—must be met

 

Then

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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