Amazing, at 62, still a beginner
Bloated with experience and growing thinner
With scissors and phrases and crayons persisting.
“Impressive—he keeps trying, in spite of his stumbling,”
A few last friends, I imagine, they think or they say,
And I admire my peers, their bright ties and résumés.
My spring ever speaking of the length of the winter?
— Text and watercolor self-portrait by William Eaton
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