Bio Note: I resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. There's four hundred fifty stories and poems published so far, and six books. I work the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where I manage a posse of eight review editors. I'm also lead editor at The Scribes Micro Fiction magazine.
I kind of like myself, psychic warts and all. There, I’ve said it. No one more comfortable to be with than me. The sins I haven’t forgiven I’ve learned to tolerate. Like an old sweater with moth holes and stains that suits me just fine.
A Villanelle I’ve lost the meaning of a passing day. The hours that measured goals are indistinct and time itself has taken on decay The urgency of tasks has gone astray and purpose flakes away with every drink. I’ve lost the meaning of a passing day. The joys once bright have darkened down to gray. My story seems already to be inked and time itself has taken on decay. My passions once robust are not okay, with many urges all but gone extinct. I’ve lost the meaning of a passing day. Much knowledge hard acquired has gone away. My skills once facile are no longer synched and time itself has taken on decay. I fight against a future so betrayed but ending is becoming quite distinct. I’ve lost the meaning of a passing day and time itself has taken on decay
©2022 Ed Ahern
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