Metaphor by Estelle Cade

My life is a card file
neatly organized by decades
So far the files are upright, labels still in place
No shredder necessary.

My life is a toothpaste tube
financially squeezed more each day.
One hopes always for another
squeeze or two
before the end is reached.

My life is a quiet pool,
calm; placid on the surface
with unseen eddies, dark places
in lower depths.

 

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