Take a check, a turn of divining,
In the middle, of this old mess,
In the space, between the lines,
Where races run, out of breath.
Stop and stare, at yourself now,
In the mirror, amidst this new hell,
And let out a sigh, of self-doubt.
Let every last, worry drain down.
Check your years, past and cast,
Out to the end, long planned act,
Denouement into darkness, relief,
Solace, in what remains to seek.
Ninety-nine years, a drop of rain,
A sign-post at, crossing of change.
A wisp of wisdom, all it ever takes,
To remember, revisit yourself again.