Three Score

I’ve had my three score
and ten, and more
and now
as I lurch towards the finish line
it’s nothing but a series of rude surprises

Is it unbecoming
an old fart
to comment on his condition?
Shouldn’t I just shut up
and deal with it?

But …

Can’t I, at least,
warn the young about what awaits?
Tell them to make the most of their youth
That splendid state of strength and insane love of life
Can’t I?


About believesteve

I am a photographer and author. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published five additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers 5. Rio Marañonñon/id1415174046?mt=11
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