Tides of Life

Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.

Quentin Crisp


When I was young

I was urgent

though immortal,

nothing could harm me


When I was in between

I was surprised

that I was

still living


When I wanted to die

I was sad

that it would

not come, fast


When that passed

I was bemused

and unsure,

a foal dancing on ice


Now that I am older

I am less scared

of dying, than I was,

I know how to skate


Now that I am immortal

I am scared

of living,

way too long