Old Enough To Know Better

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Started a new set of prompts – I love lists of things – this one will prove to be endlessly productive for another couple of years – 227 Rules For Monks. Who knew the simple life could be so complex. This the first of the 92 pācittiyas.

Old Enough To Know Better

some say that age

is just a number

you are as old as you feel

as you act

but if you don’t act your age

you are trying to fool people

 

age may be just a number

but one that tells a story

one that defines you

generalizes

labels your place in life

 

people don’t even need to meet you

but if they know your age

it has told them everything

they need to know

like race gender

colour of your hair

each tells others

all about you

even if they never speak to you

 

if you are that blond

everyone

already know about blonds

even ones you’ve never met

we know all about that black guy gal

just by looking

everything is revealed by

her over-made eyes

his six-pack

 

six-pack is just a number right

a rib-cage

not a personality

an age is a cage

used to lock away

sight unseen

 

how old am I?

why ask

it’s just a number

not a death sentence

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