Green horn old man

The business of being uncle and grown
The age thing people see from  behind
Makes you feel  gray with the wet  lips
In  a  devil may care world of nephews.

You spot a pair of green horns on head.
Congratulations on new protuberances
Looking gorgeous in morning shadows,
Ideal fit in holes of family photographs.

You  will go on shining  your  silver hair
And eyebrows raise new wheat straws ,
A golden brown of summer’s sparrows,
The business of being grand  old geezer.

Old man is a paltry thing between ears,
Wild stone smelling burr and butterfly,
Just a stick with laughing pot for head
With repeat jokes about old village fart.

(remembering W.B.Yeats’ old man is but a paltry thing )


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