Sunday, February 17, 2013


Standing on the precipice of choice
you gaze out to the expanse of time
hurrying to finish the last details of your work life
packing into one box what you need to take home
burdened by the weight of so many years 
wanting only to rest but not so soundly you die
like the lead dog on a working team 
too many years running across the frozen tundra 
letting the hours be filled with activity
lifting you up from immobility 
taking you to routines and important things
retirement offers new explorations and adventuring 
to fill the hours ahead with meaningful pursuits
so as not to scurry back to what you knew
when you were a younger man. 

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