Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 14th


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June 14th

“There are two great days in a person’s life--the day you
are born & the day we discover why.”--William Barclay.

Breeze me away
from the blue                     quagmire,
              as my 70’s march on
              with breezy efficiency.

                                           Epiphanies can be like
                                      a gentle breeze, but
                                 at 2 am mine chilled
                              to the bone.

People are dying
all around me.
I need to
get my shit

together.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted (late) over at dVerse Poets Pub Q10

6 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Hmmm. My seventies are marching on too. But sometimes I think what I need is simply to live and enjoy.

brudberg said...

70 is a milestone, and so close it seems so much like a transition... though in reality it's a single day... Glad you have your blogger up again.

Grace said...

That is a milestone...and yes the realization can be a lightning ~ Good to have you back Glenn ~

Other Mary said...

Oh gosh, me too! Well said, Glenn.

Mish said...

Sometimes I wonder what "getting our shit together" really means anymore. Are we ever ready to just live? Always waiting....for something.

De said...

I feel ya, my friend. There is hope and sadness and a wry humor in this. Wonderful.