When, did I become a man?



Does that mean?


Was it an age,

Or a stage?

Was there a

Here marks the spot

In time

Or space,

Or, perhaps,

More gradual,

An insidious process of



I never felt it happen,



Then child


And man.


The final common pathway

For us guys

That is –


I imagine

Follow a similar course.


Something I know


When I open my eyes,

When I climb out of bed,


The sun rise

Or set

Or stare into the eyes of my dog,

I am nowhere a man,

Not a mensch,

Not a grown-up, adult, bloke,

Just me,

At some point

In time.

charles burton barber in disgrace.jpg

Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

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