Aging is a process in which I gain in confidence

More aware of who I am and of what is important in life

Yet, as I stop worrying about my own role

I find myself concerned for others who follow me

This is the cycle I suppose and how it works

I’m sure my own Father felt much the same

The desire to protect and direct

Is suppressed more and more

In order to allow the child to grow

The dichotomy of generations

Resolved in the unity of completion

Of the final breath