Only about 1 in 10,000 people live to be a 100 years old. What’s their secret?
Gone is the old grove of green trees
Gone is the once-young, dancing body I had
Soon I’d be eighty. My hip ached,
the thumb he kissed bent with arthritis.
His scent was lime, and the nape
of his neck smooth as summer jade.
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