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Ageless, Part 2

April 18, 2021
(Note: This is the follow-up to a poem I wrote 22 years ago. See the previous entry for that poem) I Growing old is not something That time should allow Because we age in our bodies But not in our minds. Our souls are young and eternal, But our bodies are in mortal decay. One…
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