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Steven S. Walsky

For An Old Man (Baltimore 1968)

i saw an old man today
he was all of ninety years
gray hair and whiskers did grow
round his ears

i asked him why he penciled notes
upon a browning pad
i do it to pass the day, he said
to keep from being sad

was he the wiser of generations
are we the age he has been
or is he just the passing of time
and of bottled gin

i saw an old man today
he was all of ninety years
gray hair and whiskers
did shadow his lonely tears

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The Daughter Yet Met

sits he a pondering
the years fate has dealt
knowing in his heart there be
a daughter
yet met


mother’s have their plans
bound in unvoiced intentions
reasons in her eyes
he did not see,
needs,
till a future was to be conceived


sits he a pondering
the few words she had spoken,
a puzzle solved after
their last kiss
still, it was her test

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