Monday, May 11, 2009



Euphemism for senescence,
eulogized as acquiescence
is impeded by reju-
venation. That’s why you
should fight it, thinking in the present
of the future not denied,
to you until you are senescent,
and have acquiesced and died.

Inspired by a poem, “Acquiescence,” by Raynette in her recently published collection of poems “Earthen Jar”. The poem ends:There is this waiting,
this listening,
this passive acquiescence
of darkness before dawn
and the possibility
that morning may never come…
this time.

© 2009 Gershon Hepner 5/7/09

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