Loss of hearing, loss of sight
loss of teeth, loss of height
memory fails with eyes and ears
must everything go in these final years?
Or does time compensate for what is missed
as would say the optimist?
and these surface senses are replaced by
a sense that perceives without eyes.
Is the forgotten past in your decline
mere proof you exist outside of time?
and as you grow deaf can you hear
at last through your soul’s ear?
Blind, do you finally know what it means
to fix your eyes upon things unseen?
For what is seen is transient–we know this–
but what is unseen is eternal (…I’ll believe the optimist).
2 Corinthians 4:18
April PAD Challenge Update: 7/8.