Sixty-seven's in her golden years,
In which at last she's free to please herself.
X-rays might show evidence of aging,
Though time, for her, has taken a short break.
Years pass, of course, but do not touch her heart.
Sing, then, sing, with all your strength and art!
Each moment sing, and your sweet senses wake!
Voices fill the void with grace, engaging,
Even from across the windswept gulf,
Nothing less than joy that feasts on tears.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Video and Audio Music: Shattered Paths. By Aakash Gandhi. Music free to use at YouTube.