“Being There”

Middle aged men

see lies in their mirrors,

while whispers of truth

fall on deaf ears.

 

Seeking forever

to stay where they are

hoping to freeze

Time’s moving hour.

 

So quickly they’ve passed

to where they are now,

that time’s speedy journey

will soon disallow,

 

all the hopes that they had

of things that would be

while all that’s left

is false fantasy.