Do you feel old yet, dear? Do your bones ache at night when you lay in your soft bed? Do your blue eyes wrinkle at the edges, does your blonde hair grow grey?
The joints go first, torn up, imagine how much effort they put in as you walk casually along, unafraid of death or destruction.
The eyes will sink into your face, dear, but you’ll still be beautiful as you cry in the mirror.
Your dreams will become stranger as you grow slowly towards darkness. You might see me there sometime.
You’ll know it’s time when you start to miss your grandmother’s clothes.
Her bones became your bones, you share the same face now, and fate.
Are you happy? Are you well-loved? Do you miss me? Who do you miss? Will you answer my questions, one day?
She isn’t waiting for you anywhere. You’ll never get to meet her again. Does that make you feel better, or worse?
You will sing to him before he can understand you. You will keep singing and become a memory in his head.
Sleep gently in the cool autumn nights. Feel restful in your bed. Stand still in the sunshine.
We are all going there.