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I’m at the Age When…

I’m at the age when I see less and more

My eyes squint for different reasons because

My focus is clearer and less cloudy

I’m at the age where my time is shorter and yet more valuable

It’s redeemable and yet well spent

Time to be redeemed, and energy and space

Photo by Eye for Ebony on Unsplash

I’m at an age when I’ve seen so much and

Am aware of all that I’d still like to see

I want to see each corner filled with love

And pots brimming with peace

I’m at the age where the eyes of family really matter

Their laugh

Their hugs

Their squeals of joy and nose kisses of connection

I’m at an age where I want to keep going with a renewed, not borrowed strength

A strength that is stern when it needs to be

A strength that is quiet and purposeful and seeks to be light

I’m at the age when empty arms unfold and let go of anger

Arms that reach for healthier ways of expression

Where achy knees beg for forgiveness and

A shaky voice speaks up to heal and to hold

Photo by Ayo Ogunseinde on Unsplash

I’m at the age where I see less and more because

My eyes squint for different reasons

My focus is clearer and less cloudy

I look back only with hope of reaching more as I move forward

I’m at an age where True Love equals

Justice

Community

And a mutual truth of understanding

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