21

The date says I am 21,

Few years once were many.

“In 9 more you’ll be 30 son;

In less I was a daddy.”

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This slideshow sequence — strange to see

Myself from way back when.

I wonder what makes that child be me?

What links me now with me back then.

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Familiar stranger/old friend:

In 9 more years will I still see,

When I look back upon me now,

A distant child that’s somehow me?

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Yet freezing time is wistful fear,

Potential must Become:

As chrysalis; then spreading wings;

To beĀ Realized… And no longer young.