29 October 2011

Age Agrees


that age agrees and thus contains
the angst – like half-recalled triumph
over anxiety reflects relief but after
the event – like hoped for clarity
in modicums of dangling sense

but some believe in an erstwhile
plant of deep-seated suspicion
which cannot be trusted until that
last utterance of defeat – and then
with nothing approaching charity

yet it is still agreed; sleep comes
easily and satisfies with even less
obsequious preparation – even if
that last page has to be reread,
or the book started over again

aptly consulted age urges nothing
plainer than Satori – where rising
above a lifetime of notable failure
allows pleasure and content to be
found in lucid somnambulance
© 25 July 2011, I. D. Carswell