Monday, April 19, 2010

Growing Old

Our rhythms are in sync;
we finish each other’s sentences,
if I need something it’s there without asking,
I remind him what he is thinking.

Our routines bring comfort and take precedent
over discovering something new.

Even the dog knows the drill.
Synchronized to our family unit
but when the grandkids arrive
they create excitement and chaos
and we are excited by their visit,
yet grateful when they’re gone

so we can get back to the habits
of our daily schedules.
A waltz instead of a jitter bug
a different speed now that we are older
a better pace for the rest of our days.

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