Today I learned a sad fact,

I should

Have been aware




It was one of those things I had chosen to forget.


It was about the eyes.


Visit to the optician.


I like the bright,

My son the dark.


‘Ah, that is your age,’

Says the guy.


By the time you are 65

The amount of


Hitting your retina

Is only a


Of your youth.


A diminution,

A fading away,

My palsied vision


Aspect of tomorrow.


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