A Certain Age

A Certain Age short poem

Photo by Iburiedpaul

If I forget spring,
bruise my face with grass
to meld with soil
in prescience of later ritual.

If I forget summer,
drip on my tongue
the blood of fresh berries,
and the insolent taste of mint.

If I forget autumn,
immerse me in mums,
lift me to the highest stadium row
so I may feel the braille of wild geese.

If I forget winter,
let me drink the giggles
of snow angel children
and untangle the Christmas light cords.

If I forget to live,
burn me
and cast my ashes
to the winds of four seasons.

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I was a nominee in 2006 for Oklahoma Poet Laureate. I've been published in ten literary journals and have four published novels at SynergeBooks.com. My photos have been published in The Oklahoman and Norman Living.I am a retired creative person, with poetry and photography heading the list. As a 30-year cancer survivor, I enjoy volunteering at hospice and encouraging cancer victims. I am blessed with family and friends. I'm a free life member of Weight Watchers. I'm also a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, from which I received undergraduate and graduate degrees.
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