The Sage – Written Friday 30th December 2022 (Aged 47)

The Sage

is the best friend of people my age
if life is about chapters
then now, it turns another page
the sage
but not the soothsayer
the know it all,
but never the player
to be truthful i cannot complain
after all i made the picture fit the frame
others found life,
but never felt quite the same
people my age adopting defensive positions
with each turn of the page
the sage
and now the naysayer
in the game of life’s ‘ifs’ and ‘regrets’
the major player

James Garratt – Friday 30th December 2022

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