Gifts

Gifts

Published February 18, 2018
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Author

Marcel Tanner, Cleveland, Ohio

At twenty-two
I was fast, fit, painless.
Speed went first, ligaments next,
and grace turned awkward.
Vision blurs close
but I see better with eyes closed.
Nestor saw it too.
“The gods won’t give us all their gifts at once”

About the Author

Marcel Tanner is a physician-scientist who is aging expectedly, swims slowly, and plays the piano badly.

DOI

10.20411/pai.v3i1.203

Footnotes

Submitted April 4, 2017 | Accepted February 19, 2018 | Published February 19, 2018

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