Saturday, May 10, 2014

My mind never registers

By X. Z. Shao

My mind never registers
a person I know well
getting old,
no matter how she/he put on
a mask of old bark.
Decades elapsed
matter to bodies
not to our monkey selves.
That’s why
a Bahraini sculptor
named his last statue
A Young Heart
at an age of five scores
and died a child.

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