Flickering

All the things we wanted and we never got
are just a drop in an ocean of plenty.

When I was of a certain age
I had it all and more
uncertainly

an undefinable rage
built up in me.

the passing of time and the bells that chime
took their toll on me

all the things I ever had
and could not see.

Sixty is the best time to
tell the time of your life.

© 2016, John Smallshaw.