No Expiration Date 

(a new one by my friend David Belmont)

I’ve got those come and go blues
                        Gregg Allman, 1973

from the vantage point of an individual life
aging is an ongoing process that ends in death

from the vantage point of world history 
deaths are wounds on the surface of a pond

from the vantage point of the universe
death and aging are barely distinguishable

(somewhere on the cosmic radar screen
but where? does it matter?)

another train leaving another station
sometimes you’re on it, sometimes you’re not 

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