Connections

I watch myself in retro
going through the motions
growing up.
 
It’s kind of strange
like
all the furniture’s been
rearranged
and
someone’s cut my hair
 
it never was that long
except the Summer
so it seems it was and
I was wrong
and
short pants.
 
sandals?
jeezus
we kids were vandals
one and all.
 
past life flashes fast
before my eyes
and to any question
why’s the answer.
 
Set your sights and zero in
you’re dying out,
it’s kind of strange though
that your glow lingers on.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.