First Drafts

A little bit tired 
of realizing time
accumulates whether
you want it or not

an improvement
to be sure on
the alternative
but dispiriting

to know the youth
you used to know
is still as young
as it ever was

only now it was
so long ago
you have trouble
keeping up with

the changes that happen
in the interim
at least it all gets
written on eternity

who knows where it ends
despite longevity
the paragraph not even
indented yet