I am engaged in an everyday battle

A battle without gung-ho or glory

A battle that will one day end in death


And the drip drip drip

Of concern after concern slowly

Wears away my outer shell




Inside I am as potent as ever

As lively as a salmon leaping

Freed from the waters of care


Residing amongst the Gods

High up on ould Olympus

Ripe for challenge and risk


Inner shines forth from

The time wearied outer

Never so sure of my fate


These leathered hands shake from

Purest anticipation, I am

Headed for heaven by autumn

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