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 ageof 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!