Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Beginnings

Near Schulenberg - © GR Cannon

At each of life’s new stages — new starts.
each one complex, each stage requires new skills.

As I approach the last new stage, old age, I balk,
retreat into denial too. I know

I can maintain my former pace, construct
new work, make music too; breeze through my chores.

Each time I don’t succeed, I feel depressed.
I get that ache that came with low test grades.

So I believe I must approach this change
in a new way. I must accept this late start.

If walking slow, then I must note surprise
events or things I would have missed before.

I’ll learn new walks, appreciate degrees
of taste, the essence of the wind’s bouquets.

I want to savor what rich time is left
enjoy the zest, each drop of this quick life.

© Gay Reiser Cannon * All  Rights Reserved
#NaPoWriMo Day 1 - April 1, 2014


  1. To be present to the moment. . . that is a gift our "old age" offers.

  2. Oh my, yes, I am learning this myself these days. I really love this piece, it spoke to my heart.

  3. savor is such a cool word...i strive to do the be present in the moment....

    fyi - you need to add a linky to your post...i cant get to the dashboard while i am at work or i would add it for you...