Sunday, March 10, 2013

You’re As Old As You Say You Are

by Jim Rapp

Somewhere he lost track of how old he was?
Was it willful or did he simply slip a cog?

He’d been claiming one more year, alas,
than he by rights could claim – it’s time that he de-fog.

But once you’ve claimed, for one whole year, the age
of seventy-seven, it’s hard to give it back;

he’s the only man in history – more than any saint or sage –
who’ll spent two years at the same age. Alas! Alas! Alack!

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