Stevieslaw: Old Friends at Seventy

Old Friends at Seventy

Inspired by “Old Friends,” by Simon and Garfunkel

Imagine us,
sharing this park bench
like bookends.
Memories of lost time
as poignant as the lyrics
of that grey-headed tune.

I remember you from childhood
nearly as well as I remember myself.
It is the years between I cannot recollect.
All those people that have brushed
our lives seem as incidental
as the minnows that shimmer silently
in the creek we sit beside.

Can you imagine we are happy
in the company of ourselves?
As quietly, we share a seat
on that storied bench,
in the terribly strange
light of our waning days.

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2 Responses to Stevieslaw: Old Friends at Seventy

  1. ivors20 says:

    I know the song well, and your poem rekindled those memories, so sweetly done.

  2. stevieslaw says:

    Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. I’ve been moving words around on that poem for about two years. It’s close. But, I read it today and will probably fiddle with it some more.

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