By Charles Stokes
What is old?
The beautiful Oak that was an acorn 400 years ago;
The great Red Wood that has stood for 1,000 years;
The tiny gnat that has flown for 2 weeks;
The graying of the mahogany black;
The touch of the once soft creamy yellow, and brown;
The eyes of clear blue, brown, and green -that haze over, but see more clearly;
That strength that was once defiant- out ran.
Fatigue, sadness and longing…
What is old age?
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