I Am Forty Now

I am forty now gray hair tinsel wrinkles teasing and my body ticks like a clock and I take off running I feel my body tugging me to stand still chasing the sun chasing the storms and sometimes living in a whirlwind everything blurs but I keep running gray hair silver glinting eyes and I smirk I am not ready to die not ready to stop live in a history of doily cutouts I am forty now rebelling against time my body ticks like a clock tick tock tick tock and I mute the countdown I want to trace the sunset every night chase after the ghosts I collect moments keep them in the back pocket and someday I will write my story in the seams of fantasy novels worn napkins and the bottom of receipts a place them everywhere so imagination can sprout from my fingertips wrinkles gray hair tinsel I am forty now

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