You are going to get older;
there is nothing you can do about it.
Your bloom will fade,
your skin wrinkle.
your body will fail you,
and one day
you will leave it behind.

This is the subject
of poets the world over
from the beginning of time.
There is no new thought
I can offer,
everything has
already been said.
I add my voice
to the chorus.

Prepare for the future
however you can,
try to find something
to enjoy every day,
even if it’s only a song –
a song can take you far
into the reaches
of yourself.