Level Three: Older

(for Sarah Annetts)

I’ve been playing this for too long
Eyes burnt out
Staring at screens.

It seems there are only three levels
In the game.
Level One seems like so very long ago.

‘The Terrors of Middle Age’ –
Level Two –
Seemed so complex
Such a deep, dark, twisted puzzle
At its start
Now complete
Prizes and booty banked.

Level up!
The machine of life
Carelessly announces
And I’m here,
All the stratagems
And accumulations of yesteryear
Proving ineffective once again.

One last effort
I suppose
A final big push
In this unknown domain.
The end is not so far away
And with it the prize?


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