10 green bottles

losing your marbles, aged six is
totally different from losing your
marbles, aged sixty,
trust me
I know.

things that make you cry and you think you’re going to die if they happen once again,
things that make you wince with pain and things that make you laugh with joy,

That box full of blue is the window you look through.
though the colour depends on yourself.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.