The Delicacy: For Janet, and For Me
               
                 Most of the people in Who's Who
                 Did what they did after they were fifty.
                 Why?  Because they knew it was time
                 To Get To it.  No more living, choosing
                 For Others.  This is it.  THIS IS IT.
               
                 Hang On To Your Ass, World, Here I Come!
               
                 I'll take this piece of meat I am
                 And hang it in the sun to age.
                 Ripe, I'll be.  Rich, sweet, and juicy,
                 Immediately, deeply, fully savorable.
               
                 Perhaps it will take an acquired taste,
                 But true connoisseurs will lick their lips.
                 Fifty?  What's fifty?  Peace. Wisdom. Freedom.
               
                 It's about damned time.

                                          

....................Heywood Williams

January, 1990.....................

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