Poetry: First Light on the Old Man


First light strikes the old man with cobwebs in his eyes.

He’s had enough wildfires, covid and Afghanistan follies,

So he cocks his gun and squeezes the trigger from the cheap seats

Where he sees but never hears the leaping prima ballerina

Land en pointe.

There’s applause but is it in front or behind the explosion?  

He gropes for a hot cup of coffee, unsure if he’s made it.

Maybe he’ll drive the car later,

Or, at least remove the cobwebs.

Published by 67steffen

My labels: grandfather, father, veteran, writer, poet, photographer and dreamer in pursuit of the meaning of life. Getting close, although I'm running out of time--probably why I'm so close.

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