This morning is not old

A better answer to the student who asked how it feels to be old.

There are questions that I no longer ask
and others that I have not asked for a long time
that I return to and dust off and discover
that I’m smiling and the question
has always been me and that it is
no question at all but that it means
different things at the same time
yes I am old now and I am the child
I remember what are called the old days and there is
no one to ask how they became the old days
and if I ask myself there is no answer
so this is old and what I have become
and the answer is something I would come to
later when I was old but this morning
is not old and I am the morning

in which the autumn leaves have no question as the breeze passes through them and is gone

WA-Old Man At Home Alone in the Morning by W. S. Merwin

6:15/6:43, 55/70, 6:30

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